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"Triple aim"

Darrell G Kirch, Cori E Ast
The health care system of the United States has been in a period of dramatic transformation since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and the rate of change is accelerating. Historically, health care delivery was focused on the efforts of independent individual providers related to single patients, but the future will require interprofessional teamwork to achieve successful transformation. Academic health centers must identify nimble leaders who can harness the expertise of every team member to succeed in yielding the triple aim-better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower overall cost...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Yves Bergevin, Bettina Habib, Keesa Elicksen-Jensen, Stephen Samis, Jean Rochon, Jean-Louis Denis, Denis Roy
A study on the impact of regionalization on the Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care and Better Value across Canada in 2015 identified major findings including: (a) with regard to the Triple Aim, the Canadian situation is better than before but variable and partial, and Canada continues to underperform compared with other industrialized countries, especially in primary healthcare where it matters most; (b) provinces are converging toward a two-level health system (provincial/regional); (c) optimal size of regions is probably around 350,000-500,000 population; d) citizen and physician engagement remains weak...
2016: HealthcarePapers
Sandra J Tanenbaum
The formulation of the triple aim responds to three problems facing the US health care system: high cost, low quality, and poor health status. The purpose of this article is to analyze the potential of the health care system to achieve the triple aim and, specifically, the attempt to improve population health by rewarding providers who contain costs. The first section of the article will consider the task of improving population health through the health care system. The second section of the article will discuss CMS's efforts to pay providers to achieve the triple aim, that is, to improve health care and population health while containing cost...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Victoria G Woo, Arnold Milstein, Terry Platchek
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October 11, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Walter P Wodchis
This paper reviews approaches to performance measurement in health systems with particular attention to people with multimorbidity and complex health needs. Performance measurement should be informative and used by multiple stakeholders in order to align performance improvement efforts. System performance measures must allow for macro-system and meso-organization and provider-level reporting, and they should be relevant and important to stakeholders at each level, as well as to patients and all potential care recipients...
2016: Healthcare Quarterly
Steven Koslov, Elizabeth Trowbridge, Sandra Kamnetz, Sally Kraft, Jeffrey Grossman, Nancy Pandhi
BACKGROUND: Primary care is considered the foundation of an effective health care system. However, primary care departments at academic health centers have numerous challenges to overcome when trying to achieve the Triple Aim. METHODS: As part of an organizational initiative to redesign primary care at a large academic health center, departments of internal medicine, general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, and family medicine worked together to comprehensively redesign primary care...
September 2016: Healthcare
Janice L Clarke, Alexis Skoufalos, Alice Medalia, A Mark Fendrick
Improving Health Outcomes for Patients with Depression: A Population Health Imperative. Report on an Expert Panel Meeting Janice L. Clarke, RN, Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, Alice Medalia, PhD, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD Editorial: A Call to Action : David B. Nash, MD, MBA   S-2 OVERVIEW: Depression and the Population Health Imperative    S-3 Promoting Awareness of the Issues and Opportunities for Improvement    S-5 Cognitive Dysfunction in Affective Disorders    S-5 Critical Role of Employers in Improving Health Outcomes for Employees with Depression    S-6 Closing the Behavioral Health Professional and Process Gaps    S-6 Achieving the Triple Aim for Patients with Depressive Disorders    S-6 Improving the Experience of Care for Patients with Depression    S-6 Improving Quality of Care and Health Outcomes for Patients with Depression    S-7 Changing the Cost of Care Discussion from How Much to How Well    S-8 Panel Insights and Recommendations    S-9 Conclusion    S-10...
September 2016: Population Health Management
Michelle Vu, Annesha White, Virginia P Kelley, Jennifer Kuca Hopper, Cathy Liu
BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare reforms, centered on achieving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim goals of improving patient care quality and satisfaction, improving population health, and reducing costs, have led to increasing partnerships between hospitals and insurance companies and the implementation of employee wellness programs. Hospitals and insurance companies have opted to partner to distribute the risk and resources and increase coordination of care...
July 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
Eric S Holmboe, Tina C Foster, Greg Ogrinc
For most of the 20th century the predominant focus of medical education across the professional continuum was the dissemination and acquisition of medical knowledge and procedural skills. Today it is now clear that new areas of focus, such as interprofessional teamwork, care coordination, quality improvement, system science, health information technology, patient safety, assessment of clinical practice, and effective use of clinical decision supports are essential to 21st century medical practice. These areas of need helped to spawn an intense interest in competency-based models of professional education at the turn of this century...
2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Bonnie L Westra, Beverly Christie, Steven G Johnson, Lisiane Pruinelli, Anne LaFlamme, Jung In Park, Suzan G Sherman, Matthew D Byrne, Piper Ranallo, Stuart Speedie
Emerging issues of team-based care, precision medicine, and big data science underscore the need for health information technology (HIT) tools for integrating complex data in consistent ways to achieve the triple aims of improving patient outcomes, patient experience, and cost reductions. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a hierarchical flowsheet ontology in i2b2 using data-derived information models and determine the underlying informatics and technical issues. This study is the first of its kind to use information models that aggregate team-based care across time, disciplines, and settings into 14 information models that were integrated into i2b2 in a hierarchical model...
2016: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
Yunfeng Shi, Dennis P Scanlon, Raymond Kang, Megan McHugh, Jessica Greene, Jon B Christianson, Muriel Jean-Jacques, Yasmin Mahmud, Jeffrey A Alexander
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the results from the quantitative analyses conducted during the summative evaluation of the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal design using linear difference-in-difference (DD) regression models with fixed effects. Outcomes were selected based on the AF4Q program logic model and organized according to the categories of the Triple Aim: improving population health, improving quality and experience of care, and reducing the cost of care...
August 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
Dennis P Scanlon, Jeffrey A Alexander, Megan McHugh, Jeff Beich, Jon B Christianson, Jessica Greene, Muriel Jean-Jacques, Brigitt Leitzell, Yunfeng Shi, Laura J Wolf
OBJECTIVE: To report summative evaluation results from the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF's) signature effort to improve quality of care from 2005 to 2015. METHODS: This was a longitudinal mixed methods program evaluation (ie, multiphase triangulated evaluation) of 16 grantee "alliances" from across the country, funded by RWJF as part of the AF4Q initiative. Grantees were selected in a nonexperimental manner and were charged with deploying interventions in 5 main programmatic areas to improve health and healthcare in their communities...
August 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
Kathryn W Hoffses, Lisa Y Ramirez, Louise Berdan, Rachel Tunick, Sarah Morsbach Honaker, Tawnya J Meadows, Laura Shaffer, Paul M Robins, Lynne Sturm, Terry Stancin
OBJECTIVES : In the midst of large-scale changes across our nation's health care system, including the Affordable Care Act and Patient-Centered Medical Home initiatives, integrated primary care models afford important opportunities for those in the field of pediatric psychology. Despite the extensive and growing attention, this subspecialty has received in recent years, a comprehensive set of core professional competencies has not been established. METHODS : A subset of an Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group used two well-established sets of core competencies in integrated primary care and pediatric psychology as a basis to develop a set of integrated pediatric primary care-specific behavioral anchors...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Jude Kornelsen, Kevin McCartney, Kim Williams
BACKGROUND: The precipitous closure of rural maternity services in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and internationally has demanded a reevaluation of how to meet the perinatal surgical needs of rural women in accordance with the Triple Aim objectives of safety, cost-effectiveness, and satisfaction of all key stakeholders. There is emerging international evidence that General Practitioners with Enhanced Surgical Skills (GPESS) are a well-positioned health service solution due to their generalist nature in low-volume settings...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Sofie J M van Hoof, Marieke D Spreeuwenberg, Mariëlle E A L Kroese, Jessie Steevens, Ronald J Meerlo, Monique M H Hanraets, Dirk Ruwaard
BACKGROUND: Reinforcing the gatekeeping role of general practitioners (GPs) by embedding specialist knowledge into primary care is seen as a possibility for stimulating a more sustainable healthcare system and avoiding unnecessary referrals to outpatient care. An intervention called Primary Care Plus (PC+) was developed to achieve these goals. The objective of this study is to gain insight into: (1) the content and added value of PC+ consultations according to stakeholders, and (2) patient satisfaction with PC+ compared to outpatient care...
2016: BMC Family Practice
Erika G Martin, Grace M Begany
OBJECTIVE: Government agencies are rapidly developing web portals to proactively publish "open" data that are searchable, available in nonproprietary formats, and with unlimited use and distribution rights. In this dynamic environment, we aimed to understand the experiences of 2 early leaders in open health data, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Department of Health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Semistructured interviews with 40 practitioners and policymakers elicited value propositions, capabilities required for successful open data programs, and strategies for improving impact and sustainability...
August 7, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
William Jackson Epperson, Susan Fink Childs, Gordon Wilhoit
The Triple Aim has become the guiding light and benchmark by which healthcare organizations plan their future efforts. It has been adopted into healthcare policies with little regard for including the skill sets of compassion and emotional intelligence. The multiple increasing demands on providers of healthcare are unsustainable and will cripple the system, resulting in outcomes that are counter to the Triple Aim goals. Patient engagement with shared decision-making should become the primary focus of care delivery...
May 2016: Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM
Richard Bruch
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Triple Aim are driving a shift toward value-based care. Significant financial risk is being transferred from commercial insurers and government payers to hospital systems and independent physician groups. Medicare has developed bundled payment programs, but legislative barriers still impede the implementation of value-based health care.
July 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
Devdutta G Sangvai
Health care in the United States, and by extension in North Carolina, is in a perpetual state of flux. From the Nixon-era predictions of runaway costs to the insurance-anchored efforts of Hillarycare to wide-sweeping reforms of Obamacare, established providers are regularly counseling the next generation on how different medicine will look when they are in practice. The accuracy of some of these predictions aside, one thing is sure: the pace and magnitude of change is palpably different this time. Pushed by both private and public payers to move from fee-for-service to value-based care while striving to meet the Triple Aim of improving patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs, all arenas of medicine--hospital-based, ambulatory, and public health--are feeling the pressure...
July 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
Thomas E Kottke, Jason M Gallagher, Sachin Rauri, Juliana O Tillema, Nicolaas P Pronk, Susan M Knudson
Health plans and accountable care organizations measure many indicators of patient health, with standard metrics that track factors such as patient experience and cost. They lack, however, a summary measure of the third leg of the Triple Aim, population health. In response, HealthPartners has developed summary measures that align with the recommendations of the For the Public's Health series of reports from the Institute of Medicine. (The series comprises the following 3 reports: For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, For the Public's Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges, and For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability...
2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
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