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

Disruptive Innovations in Diabetes Care
The recent Commonwealth Fund report, “Diabetes Care Around the World: Case Studies of Care Transformation Through Accountable Care Reforms,” highlights innovative approaches to improving care shown to be effective in India, Mexico, and the US. The authors explore the impact of regulatory, financial, and institutional barriers on improvement efforts and argue that new funding approaches, policy reform, and use of performance measures are key ingredients to spread and sustain efforts to combat diabetes and other chronic diseases.  

Assessing Community Health Needs
This Healthcare Executive article explores how a hospital’s community benefit office can be a champion for the transition to population health. The authors present four practical ways hospital leaders can improve the linkage between the community health needs assessment process, community benefit spending, and efforts to improve population health in the communities they serve. More information on how hospitals can prepare for their role in population health is being offered in IHI’s upcoming Population Management Executive Development Program.

Community Health Workers for Patients with Medical and Behavioral Health Needs
Community health workers (CHWs) can be important members of primary care teams in effectively engaging with patients and their families. In this article published in Healthcare, authors from the IHI Innovation Team outline two challenges to successful CHW programs for those with behavioral and medical needs and propose two design considerations for community-based integration. They also suggest how quality improvement methods might help with both challenges.

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 Kick-Start the Triple Aim.

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