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

Community Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic
Colorado’s Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, an original participant in the IHI Triple Aim prototype community, has a successful history of tackling tough population health issues using a collaborative approach that engages multiple community stakeholders. Their community coalition is now using this approach to address heroin addiction.

Building a Culture of Improvement
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) in the UK provides mental health and community services to a diverse and largely low-income population. This report highlights how ELFT, in partnership with IHI, has significantly reduced incidents of inpatient violence and improved staff satisfaction and engagement by building a culture of continuous improvement. A short video featuring Associate Clinical Director Andrew Cruickshank highlights the important role transparency played in the work.

The Role of Health Care Leaders in Shaping Health Reform
As health reform discussions continue, this blog post is a timely reminder of the role health care leaders can play in shaping the issues. On a recent IHI Leadership Alliance webinar, former Oregon governor Dr. John Kitzhaber suggested there’s an opportunity to reframe the debate to address rising costs, an issue both parties care about. Oregon has pioneered both health insurance reform and delivery reform, expanding access to care while implementing measures to help control costs.

Guide for Redesigning Care for People with Complex Needs
The new web resource, Care Redesign Guide: Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs, offers a structured improvement process for redesigning care for people with complex needs and high health care costs. Learn more about the redesign model and how to apply it in your care setting in Minicourse M9 at IHI's April 20-22 Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community.

Students Organize Their Communities to Improve Health
This IHI blog highlights four storyboards presented at IHI’s December National Forum by students who applied what they learned in the IHI Open School Change Agent Network to initiate quality improvement efforts in their communities. Their QI projects focus on sustainability of a mental health prevention initiative; health care access for the homeless; applying QI in a student-run medical clinic; and a modified comprehensive elder exam model. More student storyboards will be on display at IHI’s 18th Annual Summit on April 20-22.

 

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