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Friday, February 23, 2018 - Triple Aim: What we did in 2017 to achieve this goal

The Roper St. Francis Health Alliance (RSFHA) is on a journey to quality excellence and achievement of The Triple Aim, or improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities.  

The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.

In the realm of accountable care, we begin this journey to improvement with an in-depth understanding of current performance on key quality metrics across populations. Or, more simply put, which patients or populations are driving quality results, and how care is currently provided to the population(s)?  

Over the course of 2017, Roper St. Francis Health Alliance (RSFHA) initiated a longitudinal approach to identify and align required quality measure performance reporting across programs including Boeing ACO, Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO and Teammate Health plan. 

The objective of this approach is to create a structure to:

  1. Reduce the burden of complexity and variability of quality measure requirements across programs
  2. Provide efficiency in the understanding of performance gaps across programs through application of data analytics
  3. Design and implement changes according to identified gaps
  4. Promote rapid cycle improvement and 5) effectively measure and monitor value of change across programs. (See Table 1 for list of 2018 Key Quality Measures).

Table I. 2018 Key Quality Measures Across RSFHA Programs

Our commitment to those we serve requires openness to change, efficient deployment of resources and meaningful scale across programs. 

Figure 1. Illustration of IHI Triple Aim Components (IHI, 2012)

Experts predict that the speed of transformation to value based care will continue to accelerate. Systems of care such as Accountable Care Organizations have made significant strides toward achievement of the Triple Aim over the last decade.

Although many have not yet reached maturity, countless numbers of physicians and other clinicians persist in their quest to reduce gaps in care, identify opportunities to improve utilization of health care resources and provide patients and their loved ones’ the highest experience of care.   

Interested in Learning More About Quality Measures?

National Quality Forum Quality Measure Detail:  National Quality Forum Home Page

Select Quality Positioning System link located below Additional Resources from the NQF home page and enter the name, subject or number of the quality measure in the search box

MSSP ACO Quality Measure Specifications:  MSSP Quality Measure Detail

Have questions? Need assistance? Please contact the RSFHA Quality Team

Robyn DeGennaro, MSN, RN, Manager Ambulatory Quality



Savannah Galloway BSN, RN, Quality Improvement Specialist



Upcoming CME Programs

  • OASIS – February 9-10, 2018 at the Charleston Marriott – The two day symposium is designed to explore the current landscape of otolaryngology, discuss common challenges and share successful solutions to these challenges.
  • 17th Annual Primary Care Symposium – February 24, 2018 at the Charleston Country Club – This year’s program will cover diabetes, opioid use in primary care, management of liver, colon and pancreas cancer patients, population health management, treatment of aortic aneurysms and new drug updates.
  • 10th Annual Vascular Anomalies Symposium – March 16-17, 2018 – Location to be determined
  • Orthopedic Workers Compensation 101 – March 15, 2018
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