Triple Aim for Populations

Our goal: Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. More >>
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.

In the Spotlight

Triple Aim in Canada
This International Journal for Quality in Health Care article describes the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s experience with embedding the Triple Aim strategy in the Canadian health system by supporting nine Canadian teams to participate in IHI’s Triple Aim Improvement Community. Population health transformation as part of an effective Triple Aim strategy will be addressed in IHI’s Leading Population Health Transformation seminar in February.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities
This JAMA article discusses three policies that would help address inequities in health and health care in the US: prioritize programs that already show improvement to health outcomes; ensure access to resources that enable individuals to engage in health-promoting activities; and improve access and financing of value-based health care services. IHI’s upcoming National Forum on December 4-7 features sessions focused on Equity.

How Can Insurers Help Advance the Triple Aim?
IHI's Jeffrey Rakover cites a number of examples of how payers have formed partnerships with health care systems to enhance the patient experience, improve population health, and reduce per capita costs. A session track on Health Plans & Insurers Advancing Improvement is available at this year's IHI National Forum.

The ACO Experiment: Looking Back and Looking Forward
This Viewpoint JAMA article concludes that while there is currently limited evidence on the effectiveness of the ACO model, it would be a mistake to reverse course so early in the life of this promising payment and delivery model.

IHI’s Triple Aim Video Playlist
These short videos on IHI’s YouTube channel are a great way to easily explain Triple Aim concepts to new audiences, and to help inspire and deepen your team’s understanding of how the Triple Aim is being applied in organizations and communities around the world. Topics include reducing global health disparities; what is an “upstreamist” in health care; advice for health systems that want to reach out to the community... and more!

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