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

Students Organize Their Communities to Improve Health
This IHI blog highlights four storyboards presented at IHI’s December National Forum by students who applied what they learned in the IHI Open School Change Agent Network to initiate quality improvement efforts in their communities. Their QI projects focus on sustainability of a mental health prevention initiative; health care access for the homeless; applying QI in a student-run medical clinic; and a modified comprehensive elder exam model. More student storyboards will be on display at IHI’s 18th Annual Summit on April 20-22.

Defining Success in Resolving Health-Related Social Needs
In this Health Affairs Blog post, the authors explore the issue of what success looks like for programs that are developing approaches to meet the social needs of patients. They suggest appropriate measures that help define and gauge “success.” Sessions at the April 20-22 IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community provide an opportunity for continued discussion of this and other issues related to meeting the social needs of patients and communities.

Integrated Care Resources for Disability-Competent Care
For organizations serving individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordinating Office is offering a free webinar series, beginning February 8, focused on disability-competent care. Also, an IHI blog post describes how Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center engaged patients in care redesign as part of their participation in the Disability-Competent Care Learning Community.

Fighting Burnout Through Team-Based Care
What’s the secret to improving outcomes and achieving joy in work? A big part of the solution to this serious problem is team-based care, a way for care teams to focus on patient and family needs while at the same time optimizing the team’s roles and responsibilities. In this blog Dr. Kirsten Meisinger, faculty for the March 20-21 IHI program, Advancing Team-Based Primary Care, discusses the benefits of team-based care, how to address reimbursement, sustainability, and tips on getting started.

Health Equity Must Be a Strategic Priority
This NEJM Catalyst article describes the five ways that health systems can make equity a strategic priority: make health equity a leader-driven priority; develop structures and processes that support equity; take specific actions that address the social determinants of health; confront institutional racism within the organization; and partner with community organizations.     

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