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By Kimberly Mitchell | Monday, Dec 01, 2014
There is an ongoing debate in the United States about whether we will have enough primary care clinicians to meet the future demand for primary care and, if there is a shortage, how to solve it. But the debate misses a critical question Are we meeting the current demand for high-quality primary care?The answer is that, too often, we are not providing high-quality primary care, especially for the 1 in 5 US adults with a mental illness or those with substance abuse and other behavioral problems. M ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Primary Care, Teamwork, Triple Aim for Populations, Collaboratives (IHI Breakthrough Series model)
By Niñon Lewis | Friday, Oct 17, 2014
The words "Triple Aim" and the terms that are part of its lexicon are often misused. This post offers practical guidance on how to make sense of population-focused terminology and Triple Aim terminology.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations
By Kimberly Mitchell | Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014
Pierre Barker is a Senior Vice President at IHI. When your Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) tells you to stop what you are doing because your study is a mess, you probably will pay attention. It’s unusual to have a DSMB for a QI (quality improvement) study, but our team had one in place because we were doing a cluster randomized study of QI methods to improve the performance of South Africa’s HIV care program for pregnant mothers. So why did they tell us to stop, and what did we learn? At ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality Improvement
By Kimberly Mitchell | Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has partnered with IHI since September 2013 to support Canadian organizations’ participation in the Triple Aim Improvement Community. The CFHI recently announced a new cohort of Canadian teams participating in Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs, a new IHI Triple Aim Collaborative that launched in July 2014. Over 12 months, teams participating in the Collaborative will seek to transform how their organizations ca ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Collaboratives, Regional Improvement, North America, Canada
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Derek Feeley is Executive Vice President at IHI. He invites you to follow him on Twitter @derekfeeleyIHIHave you ever wished that you could get some of the world’s leading thinkers and experts to spend some time on the challenges that are on your plate today? Just think about what you could gain in expertise from your peers in the US and across the globe.I’ve often thought that while the challenges of leading in health care have never been greater or more complex, there are two beacons of promis ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, National Forum, Innovation and Idea Generation, Improvement Capability
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