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

​Defining Health Care’s Role in Addressing Social Determinants and Population Health
This Health Affairs Blog post describes two emerging models for how health care systems are partnering within their communities to address the social determinants of health: one that places a health care system at the center of a hub of services; and one in which another community organization is the hub, with health care as one of the supporting services.

Cost Savings from Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program
A new report commissioned by the Oregon Health Authority notes $240 million in savings from Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) model. This is the first study in the US that looks comprehensively at the impact of PCPCH program and demonstrates that a coordinated primary care model can reduce overall health care costs. An IHI program on Advancing Integrated Team-Based Primary Care is being held on March 20-21 in San Francisco. 

Pursuing the Triple Aim by Starting Small
In this "Dear IHI” post, Bellin Health CEO George Kerwin explains how those from health systems with limited resources can be successful in getting started on the Triple Aim. As a mid-size health system, Bellin chose their own employees as their initial population of focus, and then went on to help other employers (including banks, manufacturers, school districts, and city and county governments) get started on their own journeys. Kerwin is faculty for IHI’s upcoming seminar, Leading Population Health Transformation.

Addressing Race in the Office Practice Setting
In this IHI Blog, Abigail Ortiz describes how her practice began asking patients about their experience with racism in health care, to better understand its impact on practitioners’ ability to provide health care to their community. Health equity is one key element that will be addressed in the IHI seminar, Leading Population Health Transformation, in February.

Triple Aim in Canada
This International Journal for Quality in Health Care article describes the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s experience with embedding the Triple Aim strategy in the Canadian health system by supporting nine Canadian teams to participate in IHI’s Triple Aim Improvement Community. Population health transformation as part of an effective Triple Aim strategy will be addressed in IHI’s Leading Population Health Transformation seminar in February.

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