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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
How do you help end health disparities? For a health system serving a diverse population near Philadelphia, one way is to train volunteer medical students to address patients’ non-medical needs. Staff at Lankenau Medical Associates (part of Main Line Health) share the keys to their success in reducing inappropriate ED visits.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Community, Reducing Readmissions, Medical Home, Primary Care, ED - Emergency Department
By Jeff Rakover | Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Health insurers that measure quality, design financial incentive programs, and restructure payment models can play a pivotal role in helping care providers achieve the Triple Aim. At their best, payers can provide quality improvement support to providers as they change care delivery to meet the goals of value-based contracts.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Quality, Cost, and Value, Medical Home, Innovation and Idea Generation
By Jeff Rakover | Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Many health systems and states in the US attempting to scale Triple Aim approaches to care implemented elements of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) as a foundation in their work. The PCMH model is designed to track patients over time, be more patient-centered, and coordinate multiple services and supports necessary to provide proactive care focused on health. Adaptations of the PCMH model have also arisen, targeted to specific populations such as cancer care, geriatrics, and obstetrics ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Maternal and Child Health, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value, Medical Home, innovation, IHI 90-Day R&D Process
By Meryl Moss | Monday, Mar 21, 2016
Coastal Medical, an accountable care organization (ACO) in Rhode Island, ranks third in the nation for quality among 333 Medicare Shared Savings ACOs and is a member of the IHI Leadership Alliance. Meryl Moss is Coastal’s Chief Operating Officer. Health care entities are in the process of designing the organization and structure that supports population health management. We are striving to meet the Triple Aim improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improvi ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Accountable Care Organization, Workforce Satisfaction and Retention, Triple Aim for Populations, Medical Home, IHI Leadership Alliance
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
To better meet the needs of Medicaid patients with complex needs, some clinicians are testing a new integrated primary care delivery model.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Medical Home, Primary Care, Cost Containment and Reduction, Collaboratives, Population Health, Behavioral Health, Complex Needs
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