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
Why More Practices Are Merging Behavioral Health and Primary Care
A new podcast from The Commonwealth Fund explores the challenges and benefits of coordinating physical and mental health services through interviews with experts at the University of Washington, The Commonwealth Fund, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. IHI’s Collaborative on Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs is currently enrolling organizations committed to improving the delivery of integrated services for patients and communities.
Engaging Health Care Consumers: The Lowe’s Experience
A recent Health Affairs blog discussed the role that self-funded employers are playing in the value-based health care marketplace by looking at ways to drive value at an individual level. Over the last two decades Lowe’s has been encouraging employees to become engaged health care consumers. Their experience reflects lessons about the complexity of health care systems, and how much individuals value guidance from a trusted source, particularly when faced with difficult or challenging decisions.
Using Data to Drive Primary Care Team Transformation
High-performing health care teams focus on five core measures for team-based care: patient experience, screening and follow-up, health status, and team functionality. In this blog, Jerry Langley, a statistician and faculty for IHI’s Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs Collaborative, explains the importance of data in driving improvement and makes recommendations for how practices can collect and analyze data without overburdening staff and practice leaders.
Bridging the Hospitalist–Primary Care Divide Through Collaborative Care
This NEJM Perspective explores innovative solutions for greater collaboration between hospitalists and primary care clinicians, including primary care clinicians visiting their patients while in the hospital and coordinating information between the hospital-based team and the primary care team. Expanding our understanding of a “care team,” one that extends beyond traditional settings, is one issue that will be addressed at IHI’s International Summit on Improving Care in the Office Practice and Community.
Upcoming Educational Programs
Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs
Accepting teams through March 31 | A 12-month Collaborative
16th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
March 15-17 | Dallas, TX
Population Management Executive Development Program
March 30–April 1 | Atlanta, GA
Impacting Outcomes and Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
April 23-24 | Denver, CO
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