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

On the Move for Patients Who Need Us Most
In a new blog post, Director Cory Sevin shares her reflections on the desire, creativity, and innovation in the organizations participating in the IHI Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative. She reports that their commitment reflects “…a  deep caring for their most complex patients… a desire to build care systems that better meet their needs… and a story of humility in the face of the challenges their patients face and that they face in caring for them.”

A Framework for Selecting Digital Health Technology
This newly released IHI Innovation Report provides a unique perspective on the features needed to support the IHI Triple Aim: simultaneously improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. Using validated approaches to software selection, the authors created a Digital Health Selection Framework (DHSF) to guide patients, providers, and payers through the procurement of technology to help them achieve the Triple Aim.

Innovative State Medicaid Programs Provide Funding for Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Three state programs – in North Carolina, Missouri, and Colorado – that reimburse medical homes for delivering high-quality, coordinated care to Medicaid beneficiaries, improving outcomes and lowering costs, are featured in AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Accompanying resources include patient management tools to enhance patient conversations with health care professionals, an operational handbook for safety net medical homes, and tools to help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.

Learning Directly from Those with Complex Needs
In a new blog post, IHI faculty member Catherine Craig discusses why “learning about people's strengths, values, needs, and challenges is the foundation for redesigning care” for those with complex needs. Craig, faculty for IHI's new Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative, explores the transformational power of meeting with patients one-on-one and truly listening to their stories.

ACOs: A Step in the Right Direction
A newly published article in Healthcare Executive by IHI leaders Drs. Trissa Torres and Saranya Loehrer argues that while results are still mixed, ACOs can be a step forward in the journey toward creating a cost-effective system of health care delivery that affords clinicians the ability to provide, and patients to receive, care that best meets their needs.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
Begins July 23

Behavioral Health Integration: A Key Step Towards the Triple Aim
Begins August 14

IHI Leadership Alliance
Begins Fall 2014

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