Organizations and communities that attain the Triple Aim will have healthier populations, in part because of new designs that better identify problems and solutions further upstream and outside of acute health care. Patients can expect less complex and much more coordinated care and the burden of illness will decrease. Importantly, stabilizing or reducing the per capita cost of care for populations will give businesses the opportunity to be more competitive, lessen the pressure on publicly funded health care budgets, and provide communities with more flexibility to invest in activities, such as schools and the lived environment, that increase the vitality and economic wellbeing of their inhabitants.
—Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2016b)
This week, you will explain why you think the Triple Aim program is successful and, based on the initiatives, recommend two strategies you would take to improve implementation of health care quality initiatives within your organization or a health care organization in which you are familiar.
Review the IHI White Paper in this week’s Learning Resources titled A Guide to Measuring the Triple Aim: Population Health Experience of Care, and Per Capita Cost.
Explain why you think the Triple Aim programs have been successful in 2 pages. Based on the success of the Triple Aim initiatives, recommend two strategies you would take to improve implementation of health care quality initiatives within your organization (or an organization you are familiar with). Describe challenges/opportunities you may encounter in doing so.
Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning Resources.