Triple Aim In Health Care

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Triple Aim In order to improve the United States health care system, we need to aim towards improving the experience of care, improving the health of the population, and reducing the per capita costs of health care (Berwick, 2008). These three aims are known as the “Triple Aim”. According to McCarthy (2010), the Triple Aim initiative was launched by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in October of 2007. It was designed to help the health care organizations improve the health of the populations while lowering the cost of care (McCarthy, 2010, p. 1). The Triple Aim also assists in many other aspects of healthcare like reducing medical errors (Coyne, 2010, p. 88). Likewise, it connects interprofessional health care teams to the provision …show more content…
Three of the original goals is what the Triple Aim was invented on, which is “improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita costs of care for populations” (Berwick, 2008). Berwick (2008) discusses how the goals are interdependent, which means that pursuing one goal will affect the other two. Having a good quality of health care is also a goal of the Triple Aim. Quality in terms of the Triple Aim is the delivery of safe and effective care by healthcare teams as well as patient outcomes (Brandt, 2014, p. 393). Coyne (2010) shows the global impact of the Triple Aim program in his report. Several statistics within the report show that the goals of the Triple Aim have been achieved within the population. These statistics are that 53% of the patients that did not previously eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables now do, 53% who reported no physically activity now are physically active, 17% of smokers quit, and 85% of patients who were not taking their medications regularly now do (Coyne, 2010, p. 91). Although the goals of the Triple Aim have been achieved to a satisfactory degree, there is still work that can be done to make the United States health care system better for the health care professionals and the …show more content…
Phillips (2015) states that health technology offers promise for connecting, synthesizing, and sharing information critical to improving health care delivery, reducing health system costs, and achieving personal and community health. Since the Triple Aim has the three goals of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care the health technology strategy makes sense to use while trying to achieve the Triple Aim. The health technology strategy will allow the patients to have an electronic record that they can view at home to see their tests results and doctors orders. This will improve the experience of care that the patient receives. The three inescapable design constraints that Berwick (2008) discusses is to recognize the population as the unit of concern, know the external supplied policy constraints like total budget limit, and have a integrator to focus and coordinate services to help the population on all three aims at once. Under the current conditions of the health care system we do not have a registry that tracks a defined group of people over time, especially for geographically defined populations. Therefore, creating a registry like this will require research, development, and investment (Berwick, 2008). External

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