Quality Improvement Metrics: a New System For Measuring Whole System Performance (IHI)

Summary

Analysts at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States have developed an improved set of measures by which to assess the performance of health care organisations and health care systems. Their “Whole System Measures 2.0 (WSM 2.0)” is a set of 15 measures designed to help monitor the condition of an organisation / local health economy, across three domains (the Triple Aim): (i) population health, (ii) experience of care, and (iii) costs / accountable financial stewardship.

Subdomains of the Triple Aim incorporated into WSM 2.0 comprise:

  • Population Health Domain.
    • Individual Health.
    • Healthy Behaviors.
    • Community Wellbeing and Health Equity.
    •  Health Care Workforce Wellbeing.
  • Experience of Care Domain.
    • Access.
    • Prevention.
    • Safety.
    • Appropriateness and Effectiveness.
    • Patient-Centeredness.
  • Per Capita Cost of Care Domain.
    • Affordability.
    • Societal Footprint.

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Reference

Martin, L. Nelson, E. [and] Rakover, J. [et al] (2016). Whole System Measures 2.0: a compass for health system leaders. Cambridge [Massachusetts]: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), 2016.

The Whole System Measures 2.0 IHI White Paper (above) follows the earlier Whole System Measures IHI White Paper published in 2007:

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Reference

Martin, L. Nelson, E. [and] Lloyd, RC. [et al] (2016). Whole System Measures. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Cambridge [Massachusetts]: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), 2007.

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