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
Study Demonstrates Benefits of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
The October 14 issue of The Commonwealth Fund Connection online newsletter reports on a study that shows that in spite of demonstrated improvements in outcomes and cost, few accountable care organizations have approached complete integration. A new IHI Collaborative, Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs, provides organizations with a unique opportunity to learn how to achieve primary care and behavioral health integration.
Police Train to Deal with Those Who Have Mental Illnesses
A recent story on National Public Radio highlights a program developed in St. Louis, MO, to train police officers in how to respond to situations involving those with mental health conditions. The training program was developed following an 1980s incident in Memphis, TN, when police shot and killed a man threatening suicide with a knife. The needs of those with behavioral and mental issues is also being addressed in IHI’s Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs Collaborative.
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.
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
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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