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

Care Teams Key to Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
In a new blog post, Wendy Bradley, faculty for IHI’s new Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical and Behavioral Needs Collaborative, discusses how, by fully integrating behavioral health specialists into the medical team, both behavioral and medical needs of the patient can be effectively met in a single, easy-to-access location.

Study Highlights Features of Successful Care Management Programs
A new Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief compares the operational approaches of 18 successful complex care management programs. Key features include customizing programs to local contexts and caseloads; using qualitative and quantitative methods to identify patients; care coordination as a key role; building trusting relationships; matching team composition and interventions to patient needs; offering specialized training for team members; and using technology to bolster efforts.

Detroit Partnership Paves Way for Revitalization and Better Health
An innovative IHI Excursion program takes you behind the scenes of Detroit’s revival. Health care leaders there are working with others beyond the hospital walls to rethink how health care is delivered and have played a proactive role in leading change to improve the health of patients and communities. Learn how Detroit leaders have used a Lean methodology to utilize the city’s abundance of land, create job growth, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build infrastructure, and engage communities.

A New Community Health Business Model
A featured article in Frontiers of Health Services Management by David Kindig and George Isham describes multisectoral community health business partnership models needed to coalesce action to improve the health of a population. They discuss the role that health care leaders can play in bringing together other medical and community organizations, government, schools, and businesses to make substantial changes in how they approach health and allocate resources.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Population Management Executive Development Program
September 29-October 1 | Palisades, NY

IHI Leadership Alliance
Begins October 2014

26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 7-10 | Orlando, FL

Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs: An IHI Collaborative
Begins February 2015

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