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

Using Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health
In this blog post, IHI Director Cory Sevin talks about her experience working in a safety net primary care clinic, where she learned that health care is intricately tied to the social and environmental realities of people’s lives. She describes two innovative programs for “meeting the person where they are” in order to improve both the health and health care of individuals and the population. These programs will be highlighted in Learning Lab L24 on December 6 at the IHI National Forum.

Moving from Planned Care to the Triple Aim for the Navajo Nation
The Chinle Service Unit, part of the Indian Health Service (IHS), serves 31 Navajo communities in the central region of the Navajo Nation. As part of the IHI Triple Aim Collaborative, Chinle successfully built on existing work to develop a robust primary care system and spread these improvements to the Navajo population. The focus of their work included access to care, childhood immunizations, emergency department visits, diabetes health coaching, inpatient safety and satisfaction, and collaboration of the IHS’s Community Health Improvement Councils.

How QI Can Improve Screening for Social Determinants of Health
In this blog post, Lisa Miller, an IHI Open School participant at Oregon Health and Sciences University, describes how she used the IHI Open School Practicum to help primary care clinic staff document patients’ social needs in the electronic medical record, so that clinic staff could address them along with patients’ medical needs. By the end of her project, 100 percent of patients seen by behavioral health staff had their social needs documented in their records, and the average number of social needs documented per patient increased from one to four.

Breaking Free from Fee-for-Service Primary Care
This Health Affairs Blog post exposes the negative impact that fee-for-service primary care has on patients and providers and advocates for a comprehensive payment model. Innovative approaches that health systems can use to transition from volume-based to value-based care will be highlighted at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in December and at the IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community in March.

Upcoming Educational Programs

27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Decem​ber 6-9 | Orlando, FL

Implementing a Population-Based Approach to Prevent Injuries from Falls
Begins January 20 | IHI Expediiton

Kick-Start the Triple Aim
Begins February 24 | Web&ACTION

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

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