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.
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
What Will It Take to Make Our Care Systems More “Age-Friendly”?
In this blog post, IHI Director Leslie Pelton tells a personal story about why developing age-friendly health systems is important to patients and their families. IHI and The John A. Hartford Foundation are partnering on a new initiative that aims to spread age-friendly care to more than 1,000 systems across the US by 2020 — with the goal of ensuring satisfaction with care, decreasing common healthcare-related harms, and reducing unnecessary hospital care for older adults.
The Old-Fashioned Way to Reinvent Primary Care
In this IHI interview, Dr. Erika Bliss explains how the clinics in her health start-up have re-invented primary care through a model called “direct primary care,” in which patients pay a recurring monthly fee and no co-pay per visit.
Health Care Use by Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families in the US
article encourages the medical and public health community to take action to address the growing barriers to utilization of health care services by immigrant communities, including using data to demonstrate worrisome utilization trends in such areas as child health, sexual and reproductive health care, timeliness of prenatal care, domestic violence reports, and hate crimes.
Stanford Coordinated Care Model Demonstrates Better Health at Lower Cost
article recounts the development of Stanford Coordinated Care, the ambulatory care ICU that has served as an exemplar for others, including IHI’s work on
Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
. Students Organize Their Communities to Improve Health
This IHI blog highlights four storyboards presented at IHI’s December National Forum by students who applied what they learned in the IHI Open School Change Agent Network to initiate quality improvement efforts in their communities. Their QI projects focus on sustainability of a mental health prevention initiative; health care access for the homeless; applying QI in a student-run medical clinic; and a modified comprehensive elder exam model.