Quadruple Aim

A Framework for Achieving Value-based Care

As the Affordable Care Act demanded that providers and health systems deliver quality care at lower cost, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed a framework that was later expanded to what we now call the Quadruple Aim.1-3 This model is now widely accepted by public and private health organizations as a means for optimizing health system performance.2,3

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Learn how health systems are continuing their efforts to achieve the Quadruple Aim amidst the COVID-19 pandemic