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.
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
Improving Older Adults’ Health
This Health Affairs
Blog post highlights Aging by Design, an initiative that aims to improve the health of older adults using a Design Thinking process, creating solutions with, rather than for, them. The approach considers older adults’ experiences and perspectives, generating and testing ideas, and then implementing innovative and practical solutions. You might also be interested in the work of the IHI-led
Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative
also focused on improving care for older adults.The Triple Aim Is Among the Top 10 IHI Innovations
The Triple aim has, as Don Berwick noted in a 2015 article, “…proven to be one of the most widely accepted frameworks developed in IHI’s 25-year history.” The emergence and development of the concept is described in the new publication
10 IHI Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care
. Three major principles guide organizations and communities working on the Triple Aim: creating the right foundation for population management, managing services at scale for the population, and establishing a learning system to drive and sustain the work over time.
Redesigning Care for High-Need Patients
Blog post highlights insights about caring for people with complex needs from a new publication from the National Academy of Medicine. Successful programs share common features in four areas: focus of service, care and condition attributes, delivery features, and organizational culture. See also IHI’s online resource,
Care Redesign Guide: Better Care and Lower Costs for People with Complex Needs
.The US Health System Needs Strong Leaders, Healthy Mothers
Blog post reports on how two foundations in Pittsburgh support WHAMglobal, which launched in 2016 and forms networks of women’s health advocates to improve health care delivery and outcomes, equity, and leadership. One of WHAMglobal’s focus areas is the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in the US. You may also be interested in the
Maternal and Child Health track
at the IHI National Forum.
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Kentucky
Blog post reports on seven diverse community health coalitions in Kentucky that are working together to tackle childhood obesity and adverse childhood experiences, and building capacity to sustain efforts through lasting partnerships. The
Fall Gathering of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative
brings together communities engaged in similar efforts to help people live healthier lives.