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

How Is “Population Health” Defined in Today’s Context?
In this Health Affairs blog, David Kindig discusses the origins and uses of the term population health, arguing that additional definitions are needed to better differentiate between the traditional definition of population health and newer terms such as population health management or population medicine. A previous IHI Blog post also provides clarification on terms used to describe emerging efforts to improve the health of populations.

National Day of Action to Combat Hypertension
May 7 marks the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) second annual Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action, as part of its national campaign to reduce hypertension. The AMGF website provides a toolkit and checklist, and campaign supporters are encouraged to participate in at least one action to raise awareness of high blood pressure. IHI is a supporter of the Measure Up/Pressure Down national campaign. IHI is also hosting the Transforming Primary Care Practice seminar on June 16-18, to help care teams to create systems and workflows to fully address the medical, social, and behavioral health needs of their patients.    

Spread, Scale, and Sustainability in Population Health
A new Institute of Medicine report presents findings from “Achieving Meaningful Population Health Outcomes: A Workshop on Spread and Scale,” which included presentations from communities and organizations engaged in leading the spread, scale, and sustainability of improvements in population health in a variety of contexts and sectors. Issues discussed include the different meanings and approach to spread and scale; how users measure whether their strategies are effective; and how to accelerate a focus on spread and scale strategies in population health.

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.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Transforming the Primary Care Practice
June 16-18 | Seattle, WA

Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
Begins July 2015 | A 12-Month Collaborative

27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Decem​ber 6-9 | Orlando, FL

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