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What is HHSi2?

The Illinois Health and Human Services Innovation Incubator (HHSi2) is a program office within the Governor’s Office of Management & Budget. HHSi2 partners with the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, Department of Human Services, Department on Aging, Department of Children & Family Services, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Public Health, and is supported by the Department of Innovation & Technology.


HHSi2 seeks to drive innovation and improve the delivery of health and human services programs throughout the state.

Our Key Initiative: ISIP – Illinois Shared Interoperability Platform

The Illinois Shared Interoperability Platform (ISIP) is the cornerstone of HHSi2’s mission. Approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), ISIP is funded via a 90/10 federal match.

The goal of ISIP is to provide coordinated and collaborative service delivery by establishing an interoperable environment for stakeholders of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs, which will integrate data from disparate sources and provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of the full complement of services a specific person and their respective family or household receives across all Illinois HHS agencies. 

ISIP will enable State agencies to securely access more accurate and reliable data across the HHS enterprise to support better decision making and improve the delivery of critical services to those in need.

HHSi2 News & Notes

In June 2021, the Director of HHSi2 presented Illinois’ cornerstone initiative, the Illinois Shared Interoperability Platform (ISIP), to the Digital Infrastructure Forum.

The forum was co-hosted by the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), which is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities and is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other federal agencies. GCTC partners with several organizations to promote the Open Civic Architectural Framework, with the goal of improving data standardization and interoperability across all levels of government.

ISIP is designed to improve data quality and establish an interoperable environment for stakeholders of Illinois’ health and human services programs.


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If you have questions or comments for the team, please send them to HHSi2@illinois.gov.