Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs

​Bisognano M, Kenney C. Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers; 2012.

Bisognano_Kenney.jpgWritten by Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Charles Kenney, a leading health care journalist, this groundbreaking book examines how leading organizations in the United States are pursuing the Triple Aim — improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of care.

PursuingTripleAim_Cover.jpgInnovative solutions are being designed and implemented at the local level, and countless health care organizations are demonstrating breakthrough remedies to some of the toughest and most expensive challenges in health care. The authors describe these innovations in detail, and show the way toward a health care system for the nation that improves the experience and quality of care while at the same time controlling costs.


Pursuing the Triple Aim shares compelling stories that are emerging in locations ranging from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Boston to Oakland, focused on topics including improving quality and lowering costs in primary care; setting challenging goals to control chronic disease with notable outcomes; leveraging employer buying power to improve quality, reduce waste, and drive down cost; paying for care under an innovative contract that compensates for quality rather than quantity; and much more.

As the Triple Aim moves from being largely an aspirational framework to something that communities all across the US can implement and learn from, its potential to become a touchstone for the work ahead has never been greater. Pursuing the Triple Aim lays out the vision, the interventions, and promising examples of success.

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Maureen Bisognano and Charlie Kenney talk about "Pursuing the Triple Aim"​

​Additional Resources

High-Performing Organizations Point the Way: Health Affairs (October 10, 2012)

How Insurers Can Help: New York Times op-ed (September 30, 2012)

What Virginia Mason Learned from Toyota: An excerpt of one book chapter in hfm Leadership Magazine (September 24, 2012)

Book review in hfm Magazine: "In a word, this book is inspiring... full of practical ideas for hospital systems and provider practices." (September 3, 2012)

Health Care Innovations Hiding in Plain Sight: The Health Care Blog (August 28, 2012)

From Excellent Care to Population Health: H&HN Podcast with Maureen Bisognano (June 20, 2012)

Population Health's Tipping Point: An Interview with Maureen Bisognano (H&HN, June 2012)

Blog posts following the June 22, 2012, book event at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC:

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