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Pursuing the Triple Aim : Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs



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Written by the head of Institute for Healthcare (IHI), the nations leading organization for health care quality improvement, the book answers the question: how can we pursue improvement of population health and patient health while lowering cost? Innovative health care organizations around the country have formulated breakthrough solutions to some of the toughest and most expensive challenges in health care. This book identifies these innovations, describes and defines them, and prescribes a model for their spread. The authors measure and detail the impact of these changes on both the health of our nation and on costs savings.

Author Biography

Maureen Bisognano is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health and is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. Charles Kenney is the author of The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine, and was awarded the 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The Authorsp. xix
HealthPartners: Care Model Process and Continuous Healing Relationshipsp. 1
Intel and Virginia Mason Medical Center: Marketplace Collaboratives for Better, Faster, More Affordable Carep. 41
CareOregon and Affiliated Clinics: Producing Health, Changing Livesp. 85
The Alternative Quality Contract: A Payment Method Supporting the Triple Aimp. 129
Bellin Health: Improving Population Health with the Right Care at the Right Place and the Right Costp. 167
The Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice: Improving Patient Experience and Clinical Outcomesp. 199
Kaiser Permanente: Embedding Improvement Capacity into Organizational DNAp. 231
No Excuses: Effective Leadership to Achieve the Triple Aimp. 273
Epilogue: Innovation Everywherep. 293
Referencesp. 309
Indexp. 315
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