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

Do Small Physician Practices Have a Future?
This Commonwealth Fund blog post explores the question of whether MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will favor larger practices at the expense of smaller ones. The authors examine recent trends and suggest ways that small practices can be supported during the transition to value-based reimbursement. Primary care transformation and its impact on clinicians and patients will be addressed in sessions at IHI’s 18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community, which is now accepting speaker proposals.

International Network of Mental Health Quality Improvers
This IHI blog post highlights efforts to use QI techniques to tackle complex problems in mental health services, including development of a Mental Health Care Trigger Tool, inviting service users to be members of improvement teams, improving coordination between inpatient and community settings, and violence reduction. Mental health advocates and change agents will be coming together for the IHI Virtual Expedition on Behavioral Health Integration: Beyond the Basics that begins August 17.

Key Principles for Improving Primary Care Access
In this IHI Blog post, IHI faculty Dr. Mark Murray explains that the term “advanced access” is often misunderstood. A primary care practice can reduce delays and achieve same-day access, in addition to increasing care quality and satisfaction, by following a few key principles. Improving access is a key part of IHI’s Transforming the Primary Care Practice seminar that begins June 13.

Why Population Health and Palliative Care Need Each Other
This JAMA article argues that the shift in payment from fee-for-service to incentives for improving the health of populations requires the expertise of both palliative care and population health in creating a competent, coordinated, and compassionate care system for those with complex needs at the end of their lives. Read the recent “Improving the Health of Populations” article for more background from IHI.

Life Expectancy: Income and Where You Live Matter
This recent study in JAMA shows that differences in life expectancy in the US are associated not only with income, but also with health behaviors and local area characteristics. Visit the 100 Million Healthier Lives website to connect your community with efforts in the US and internationally to create healthier communities.

Upcoming Educational Programs

WIHI: Five Practical Strategies for Managing Successful Improvement Projects
June 30, 2016 | 2-3 PM ET

Behavioral Health Integration: Beyond the Basics
Begins August 17, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 4-7, 2016 | Orlando, FL

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