Perlin Calls For Re-Dedication To The "Triple Aim"
In his investiture address as AHA chairman, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., called
for a “rededication to the Triple Aim” of improving the patient
experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the
health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
“We can’t have a sustainable health system without constantly
improving health care and health,” said Perlin, who is HCA’s
chief medical officer and president of its clinical services group. He
told attendees at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.,
that they can’t improve health without engaging the community or
ensuring access to care. “And we can’t let our momentum in
increasing access through the health insurance marketplace and Medicaid
expansion dissipate,” he said. Perlin added that it is not enough
for hospital leaders to raise their concerns with legislators and policymakers
about what isn’t working in health care. “We are obligated
to bring forward solutions that we know will work,” he said.