Triple Aim

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5 steps to improve behavioral health, eliminate gaps in care

A new guide from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence provides hospitals with concrete steps for improving integrated, accessible behavioral health services by building community networks and partnerships that fill gaps in care.

Quality Improvement Organizations prevented 27,000 early discharges, saved $9.4M

Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations had a banner year, according to a 2015 progress report that shows the organizations exceeded recruitment targets for six initiatives, prevented thousands of improper early discharges and saved more than $9.4 million.

3 ways payers can adapt to meet consumer expectations

With consumerism now a game-changing reality in the healthcare industry, payers must align their business strategies to focus on their customers as both members and patients, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.

Maryland's global budgeting push hospitals closer to 'Triple Aim'

Maryland's shift to global budgets has led to some impressive successes, but many challenges remain, according to the president of that state's hospital association.

3 key considerations for ACO model agreements

Patient experience and access, financial structures and quality of care are must-have elements for all accountable care organization contracts, according to a new memo issued by the Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry consortium made up of patients, payers, providers and purchasers.

What providers can learn from an early Triple Aim adopter

In a blog post for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Leslie Graham, chief executive officer and Barbara Eldridge, manager of quality improvement, both of the Primary Care Coalition in Montgomery County, Maryland, describe some of the lessons they learned while they worked on projects to improve population health as part of the Triple Aim.

How organizations can achieve Triple Aim success

Seven years after the Institute for Healthcare Improvement first developed the  Triple Aim, a new  report  details what the IHI has learned from healthcare stakeholders' efforts to improve individual care, boost the health of populations and reduce overall costs.

Why healthcare organizations must embrace the 'Quadruple Aim'

In its current form, the Triple Aim--better care, better health and lower costs--fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Care, Julianne Morath, of the Hospital Quality Institute, and Lucian Leape, of the Harvard School of Public Health, write in an opinion piece in the  BMJ Quality & Safety  journal. 

To take care of patients, first take care of yourself and your staff

My mother is a wise woman, and yet growing up I often ignored her advice because, after all, what could she possibly know that I, as a worldly 18-year-old, didn't already know? Spoiler alert: A...

Why healthcare must fight against doc, nurse burnout

Healthcare leaders have a responsibility to lessen clinician burnout not only for the benefit of their employees, but also to improve the quality of patient care, according to a post from  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.