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

The Effect of Medicaid Coverage on Access to Care and Health: One State’s Story
This article, the fifth in the “Unequal Treatment” series of articles in the Los Angeles Times, highlights the effect that the initial expansion, and then contraction, of Medicaid coverage had on one community in Arizona. Lack of coverage dramatically impacted the health of individuals, affecting “….how sick people became, even how long they lived.”

Shifting the Conversation about Meeting the Demand for Primary Care Physicians
In this blog, IHI faculty Dr. Ed Wagner makes the case that, to ensure we have an adequate number of primary care physicians to meet future demand, we first must have a conversation about whether we are even today putting together the right expertise and energy to care for the population. His answer is that meeting both the medical and behavioral health needs of patients can only be done by building effective practice teams.

Care Beyond Our Walls
In this 37-minute video, CEO Jeff Thompson, MD, explains how Gundersen Health System developed an approach to the Triple Aim that is based on a view of themselves as corporate citizens and their efforts to form partnerships within the community.

Health Care, the Whole Person, and Community Engagement
A new IHI publication highlights the work of the Church Health Center, which provides affordable health care to the working uninsured of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Their community-based approach to wellness — with a focus on promoting health outside the medical system — has demonstrated fewer hospital readmissions, shorter lengths of stay, and reduced costs, among other improvements.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs: An IHI Collaborative
Begins February 2015

Kick-Start the Triple Aim
Begins February 18

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