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By Cory Sevin | Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019
While some care may be unavoidably expensive, many people have needs that could be met more effectively, efficiently, and at lower cost by a better-designed health care system. Pursuing the Triple Aim compels us to look for improvement opportunities we may not have considered before.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Quality, Cost, and Value, Complex Needs
By Molly Bogan | Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019
How do evolving approaches to cost affect health equity, joy in work, and shared decision-making? IHI’s Molly Bogan, a leader of work on lowering health care costs while maintaining or improving quality for patients, shares insights on health care’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care in a new interview.


Tag(s): quality cost and value, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality Improvement, Accountable Care Organization, Avoidable ED Visits, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Complex Needs, Joy in Work, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Cory Sevin | Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
There’s been more discussion in health care recently about co-design, but what does it really mean? Co-design means identifying end customers of a process and working with them to understand how to make that process work.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Complex Needs, Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Jun 22, 2018
Many complex care programs do not take advantage of the special training of social workers as part of their interprofessional care teams.


Tag(s): Complex Needs, cost, Population Health, Quality Improvement
By Cory Sevin | Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
The web-based Care Redesign Guide offers an improvement process to enhance health outcomes for individuals with complex health, behavioral, and social needs and with high health care costs. The guide synthesizes lessons learned from IHI's Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Cost Containment and Reduction, Quality Improvement, Population Health, Complex Needs
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