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

A Call for a Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Model
In this Health Affairs blog post, Rushika Fernandopulle from Iora Health calls for a comprehensive payment model that enables providers to focus on both the individual and population-level needs of patients, including social, behavioral health, housing, and other determinants of overall health. Iora Health’s model and other innovative ways of delivering primary care will be the topic of sessions at the IHI Summit on March 20-22 in Orlando, FL.

Setting a Goal to Improve Health Equity
In this IHI Blog post, Dr. Ron Wyatt describes how The Joint Commission is collaborating with organizations to look at the potential impact of measuring health literacy and begin stratifying data by race and ethnicity. For those interested in the business case, he notes, “If you look at the harm done by delivering unequal treatment, direct costs, indirect costs, readmissions, harm done, it’s over a trillion dollars…That’s real money that can go to improve communities, improve populations.”

A Downward Spiral: A Case Study in Homelessness
Healthcare for the Homeless Council has authored an IHI Open School case study that describes a man who transitions from a middle-class life into homelessness, a composite of experiences with real patients to help health care providers understand these patients’ challenges and how they can better serve their needs. IHI Open School community members will also gather at IHI’s 17th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community, to deepen their improvement skills and knowledge of how to meet patients' medical, social, and behavioral health needs.

Tackling Chronic Disease in a Community: The Healthy Shelby Story
This improvement story describes how the Healthy Shelby Initiative used the Triple Aim strategy to address the impact of chronic disease on residents, organizing their community to reduce the impact of hypertension among black men; prevent sleep-related infant death; and improve end-of-life care through a program that aims to increase the number of people with advance directives. IHI’s upcoming Kick-Start the Triple Aim program is designed to help individuals and organizations learn more about how to apply the Triple Aim strategy in their own communities. 

Upcoming Educational Programs

Kick-Start the Triple Aim
Begins February 24, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

Facing the Care Coordination Challenge
Begins March 15, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

17th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
March 20-22, 2016 | Orlando, FL

Improving Community Health: Population Management in the Safety Net
Begins April 14, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

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