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Daniel Stein

Co-Founder - Stewards of Change

Daniel Stein is a co-founder of Stewards of Change and serves as the managing partner and a member of the leadership team, providing overall strategic leadership and management. He is also co-principal investigator of the National Interoperability Collaborative. He brings more than 22 years of experience working in business and consulting to public, private and nonprofit human service organizations focused on expanding operational capacity, solving internal and interagency problems, and improving client outcomes. He has directed multidisciplinary engagements in some of the largest and most challenging jurisdictions including California, New York, Washington, DC, Louisiana, Connecticut and New Jersey. These projects draw upon Daniel’s broad experience and knowledge including strategic visioning and planning, business process reengineering, quantitative analysis, organizational development, performance management, marketing and communications, consumer research and information technology. Prior to forming Stewards of Change, Daniel started True Insight Marketing, a consultancy dedicated to applying business and marketing practices to child welfare organizations. Previously he spent 10 years at Kraft Foods, where he held senior leadership positions in multiple divisions managing national brands. He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA from Evergreen State College. 

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The National Interoperability Collaborative

The National Interoperability Collaborative is a new initiative designed to increase collaboration among the sectors that impact health and well-being by improving information-sharing, interoperability, and use of technology.

Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) and AcademyHealth re using $1.2 million in seed funding from the Kresge Foundation to create a “community of networks” that brings broad benefits, particularly for at-risk and underserved members of society.

Building on existing networks, NIC:

  • Convenes key stakeholders, in person and virtually, to share information and provide feedback.
  • Identifies best practices through an environmental scan of interoperability guidance and toolkits.
  • Develops core measures and builds evidence to describe successful interoperability initiatives.
  • Provides case studies and technical assistance on health crises such as the opioid epidemic.
  • Offers SOCI’s InterOptimability Training Curriculum and Certification (ITCC) program.
  • Disseminates information and recommendations, including through an online community portal.

NIC’s inaugural partners are the California Health and Human Services Agency; the Connecticut Department of Social Services; the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). SOCI and AcademyHealth are engaging those working on interoperability issues from across sectors including health, human services, education, criminal justice, and child welfare, among others that impact health.

For more information on how to get involved, email the team at [email protected].