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

Pursuing the IHI Triple Aim in Canada
In this blog post, Jennifer Verma, Senior Director of Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, discusses the progress and challenges for Canadian teams participating in the IHI Triple Aim Improvement Community over the past year, and what the work looks like in the year ahead with teams participating in the IHI Better Health Lower Cost Collaborative for Patients with Complex Needs.

The Expanding Role of Emergency Medical Services
A new Healthcare Executive article describes how emergency medical services (EMS) are increasingly becoming part of an integrated health care system. The authors discuss the expanded roles ambulance services and paramedics are playing by initiating immediate and life-saving interventions in the field and ways in which health system leaders can collaborate with EMS. Listen to the recent WIHI recording on this topic.

Safety Net ACOs Report Progress Toward Triple Aim Goals
A recent blog post in Health Affairs discusses results of a study that included observations from in-person site visits and telephone interviews with 66 safety-net accountable care organization (ACO) leaders and state officials, and suggests broad policy implications for Triple Aim goals and health equity.

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.

Upcoming Educational Programs

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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