Triple Aim In Health Care

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The Triple Aim is an initiative created in 2007 by the Institute of Health Improvement with the purpose of strengthening the United States healthcare system by improving the health of the population, the patient experience navigating system and reducing the cost associated with healthcare. Attempting to achieve all these three goals at the same time is no easy task, mainly because the accomplishment of one aspect often compromises the others. With the Triple Aim as the focus, health care organizations are able to recognize and solve flaws in their systems, as well as redirect attention and health resources to the accomplishment of an equally balanced healthcare (McCarthy & Klein, 2010).
The Five Elements of the Triple Aim The Triple Aim
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This includes having access detailed information to be able to choose health plans, hospitals and clinical practices that include performance, practice and patient satisfaction (Institute for Health Improvement, 2015). For example, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Systems & Providers (HCAHPS) provides a valid comparison between hospitals nationally since it applies a standardized survey instrument across the country in order to set a national standard (Center for Medicare and Medicaid, N.D.). In addition, organizations are encouraged to tailor healthcare to the needs of each individual patient; and patients and families are encouraged to participate and be involved in their own care
Re-designation of Primary Care Re-designation of primary health involves expanding the basic care provider spectrum to include a variety of professions to better care for complex patients needing a multidisciplinary team involvement. Furthermore developing shared plans of care, better coordination between primary care and hospitals, making scheduling easier and more community resources available (McCarhty & Klein, 2010).
Promoting Prevention and Health
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Controlling Healthcare Costs The rapid increase in health care cost has become a major concern for the US. One of the major concerns of the Triple Aim is to increase “value for the money”. The initiative ensures a better allocation of resources by: assuring that reimbursements and resources are furnished to services that support the goals of the Triple Aim, forming partnerships with physician groups and health care organizations committed to reducing health care cost, and rewarding those who produce a better and more efficient healthcare (Institute for Health Improvement, 2015).
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