Comprehensive Safe StartThe Journey from the Triple Aim to the Quadruple Aim
A white paper by:
Mark Kestner, MD
Chief Medical Officer, TractManager
Dee Donatelli, MBA, BSN, CMRP, CVAHP
Director, Value Analysis Consulting, TractManager
Kristin Stitt, DNP, APRN-BC
Value Analysis Consulting Manager, TractManager
Sr. Vice President, Consulting & Professional Services, TractManager
Since 2008, healthcare professionals have been rising to the challenges issued by the Triple Aim. Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, this framework aims to optimize operations around three pillars: the patient experience, population health, and reducing healthcare costs.
Although widely adopted, the Triple Aim soon revealed a key shortcoming. It did not sufficiently engage clinicians in strategic clinical decisions, specifically in the area of sourcing. Without the support or formal structure necessary to allow healthcare providers some level of control in determining patient outcomes, physician satisfaction plummeted. The Quadruple Aim represents an attempt to rectify this oversight, and the Institute fully supports health systems that pursue it.