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

Applying an Accountable Care Organization Model in England
This Journal of Health Services Research and Policy article explores how the US accountable care organization model might be applicable to the context of England’s NHS. IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano and her co-authors discuss the importance of understanding of the differences in context between the two countries, especially acknowledging the specifics characteristics and strengths of the current system, as part of the discussion about the applicability of the model in England.

Tips from a Triple Aim “Early Adopter”
This blog post describes the Primary Care Coalition’s lessons learned since starting their Triple Aim journey in 2007 as one of the original IHI prototype communities, including the importance of pacing and sequencing, identifying your population, and never underestimating the power of learning from patients. Organizations interested in starting or gaining deeper insight into how to pursue the Triple Aim in their communities are encouraged to join the Kick-Start the Triple Aim Web beginning on September 16.

Changing Lives by Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care
In this blog post, IHI faculty expert Wendy Bradley describes how integrating behavioral health into primary care helped unravel the mystery of a patient’s years of chronic pain. By providing both mental and physical care in primary care, she explains, we can help remove the stigma of mental health issues and better provide care for the whole person. Bradley is faculty for IHI’s Web&ACTION: Behavioral Health Integration: A Key Step Toward the Triple Aim that begins August 18.

Don Berwick Reflects on Medicare at 50
In a recent JAMA interview, Donald M. Berwick, former CMS Administrator and IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, discusses recent changes and innovations in Medicare and Medicaid while considering the 50th anniversary of the law that created them. Among the issues he addresses are the shift to paying physicians based on quality and the development of accountable care organizations.  

 

Upcoming Educational Programs

Advancing Palliative Care in the Era of Value-Based Care
Begins September 16 | IHI Expedition

Kick-Start the Triple Aim
Begins September 16 | IHI Web&ACTION

Population Management Executive Development Program
November 2-4 | Wellesley, MA

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