Title

Triple Aim Program: Assessing Its Effectiveness as a Hospital Management Tool

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Hospital Topics

ISSN

0018-5868

Volume

92

Issue

4

DOI

10.1080/00185868.2014.968488

First Page

88

Last Page

95

Publication Date

October 2014

Abstract

According to a recent national survey of Hospital chief executive officers, financial challenges are their top concern, especially government reimbursement. Moreover, the patient faces greater deductibles forcing hospitals to prioritize price transparency. The Triple Aim program is a tool available to hospital management to help address these challenges. This study indicates that the Triple Aim is valuable to healthcare providers and patients by reducing medical errors, improving healthcare quality, and reducing costs on a per capita basis. Managerial implications are discussed for hospitals and health systems considering this approach to addressing financial challenges.