Regional Perspectives on the Triple Aim

08 Aug 2012

By improving both the patient experience of care and the health of populations—while reducing the cost of that care—we can improve the health and health care system we rely on. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)developed the “Triple Aim,” a framework that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. This approach has become a central tenet of health care system transformation, and it is widely accepted as the trifecta goal for reform. The work needed to achieve these goals is varied in scope and size and often is carried out at the regional level. Projects such as Aligning Forces for Quality, the Beacon Community Project, and IHI’s Triple Aim Initiative are improving health care in more than 200 communities nationwide.

In the July 26, 2012, talk show “WIHI: Triple Perspectives on Triple Aim in a Region,” these varied approaches are explored during a panel discussion including:

• Katherine Browne, AF4Q National Program Office Deputy Director
• Shelley Hirshberg, Project Director from AF4Q’s Western New York Alliance
• Craig Brammer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
• Carol Beasley, Institutes for Healthcare Improvement.

If we can bridge the lessons we’ve learned across each of these ambitious endeavors, we can make real progress. 

The recording, slides, and other resources are available here.