Analysis of Triple Aim
Triple Aim is an integrated help system approach that is aimed at incorporating three important components of health with an aim of improving and ensuring a well-coordinated health care system. This health model was invented by the Institute of Health care Improvement (IHI) in order to seal gaps existing in the general health system (Longest Jr & Darr, 2014). In this approach, health care is taken as an initiative that seeks to address three main aspects and therefore giving rise to the three-dimensional view of health care.
Components of Triple Aim and Initiatives for the Components
The three components of interest are: improving the experience that patient get in the health care, the experience is evaluated in terms of quality of services given to patients and the level of satisfaction that they get (Longest Jr & Darr, 2014). This can be illustrated by their response to the services they get from the health facility; responses can be received by incorporating a customer feedback system. Secondly, the approach aims at improving the general health care given to population who seek attention at a medical facility. This is achieved by researching on the particular population need of the community, further; it can be achieved by introducing home health care facilities. Finally, this model aims at reducing per capita cost of health services both for patients and health care service providers. The initiative to meet this need is reducing waste by putting cost monitoring platforms and integrating Information Technology.
Impact of triple aim on quality of health care and cost
Triple Aim is the new model that is destined to improve health care while at the same time reducing the cost of health care due to its ambitious process of ensuring health examined at all the three stages, that is at an individual stage, at a family stage and at a community level. The procedure involves identifying specific health needs at all the three levels and directing it for specialized attention, therefore, ensuring that quality attention is given to each specific and general health concern.
Due to the personalized attention given to health cases, the cost of health will reduce since cases of readmission and wastages will be minimized (Longest Jr & Darr, 2014). Further, this health approach is recommended for the redesigning of both primary and secondary care so as to meet the specific community needs, and incorporation of population health management system that enables follow-up therefore, germinating readmission. Finally, the cost of health care will reduce since it recommends establishment of platforms to ensure that costs are monitored and controlled as well as integrating systems and control mechanisms in order to eliminate wastage.
Analysis of Medstar Habor Hospital
Medstar Habor Hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland USA has comprehensive health facilities and modern equipment and staff that can handle complicated health issues. The hospitals’ mission is to always provide a quality, caring experience for the patients, communities, and those who serve them. The vision statement is to be “The Trusted Leader in Caring for People and Advancing Health”. The hospital in anchored on the following values: Quality Service, Patients First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Team Work.
The hospital can enhance the spirit of Triple Aim by introducing various measures that will transform its operations. Firstly, introducing bundled payment for health care, this is where the health care staff are paid for the services that they have given to patients (Longest Jr & Darr, 2014). This system helps to ensure that quality attention and medication is given to the population and therefore ensures that the quality of health care is improved. Secondly, integrating of Information Technology in all its system and departments, that helps in the coordination of activities and timely response to any issue that may arise and therefore reducing wastage that may occur.
Triple Aim is an integrated approach that aims at addressing the gaps that exist in the health sector; the model is composed of three parameters that need to be addressed as a unit in order to achieve objectives of a good health system. Hospitals that apply the system are assured of offering quality health care at an affordable cost.
Longest Jr, B. B., & Darr, K. J. (2014). Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems (MHSOS). Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press, Inc.