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

Reducing Disparities in Maternal and Child Health
These blog posts highlight examples of organizations and communities using a population approach to improve outcomes for mothers and their children, with a focus on reducing disparities in outcomes and reducing preterm birth for pregnant women receiving Medicaid.​

Data Sharing Can Be Used to Improve Public Health
The Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development–Knowledge Integration initiative has created an integrated knowledge base of existing maternal and child health data from population surveys and clinical studies from multiple countries. Researchers will be able to use this data to identify patterns that can then be used to inform decisions about health interventions for children in the communities with the greatest need. 

Toolkit for Screening for Social Needs
Screening for social needs prevalence is a critical first step to understanding many of the key factors — like food, heat, and shelter — impacting patient health. The Health Leads Screening Toolkit provides guidance to providers in doing person-centered screening and includes essential social needs domains, screening best practices, sample screening tools, and a questions library.

Do Small Physician Practices Have a Future?
This Commonwealth Fund blog post explores the question of whether MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will favor larger practices at the expense of smaller ones. The authors examine recent trends and suggest ways that small practices can be supported during the transition to value-based reimbursement. Primary care transformation and its impact on clinicians and patients will be addressed in sessions at IHI’s 18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community, which is now accepting speaker proposals.

Upcoming Educational Programs

WIHI: How Health Care Can Accelerate Health Equity
September 15, 2016 | 2–3 PM ET

28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 4-7, 2016 | Orlando, FL

18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
April 20-22, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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