The Triple Aim framework is the compass to optimize health and health care.
MiHIA’s regional approach is based on a core belief that solutions to national problems –
like healthcare – can be found and designed at local levels.

In addition, robust and thriving health systems across the region lead to:

  • Increased appeal for business growth,
  • Decreased healthcare burden on employers, state and local budgets, and individuals,
  • Improved quality of life for citizens, and
  • Healthier and more productive communities.

Achieving the triple aim in healthcare is no easy task. It takes high levels of regional coordination and commitment across sectors. By implementing initiatives, programs, and technology aimed at improving each domain, our region can expect to see positive impact – improvements in staff engagement, cost efficiencies, and higher levels of patient satisfaction.

MiHIA utilizes data-driven decision making to achieve the goals of the Triple Aim. 
The following are the macro metrics and additional measures MiHIA
will utilize to measure progress toward a healthier thriving region:

Quality of Care &
Patient Experience

Quality of Care & Patient Experience is comprised of access to care, effective treatment, and hospital use. It is assessed by measuring the level of access to appropriate care, especially comprehensive primary care, and by using other health care related measures.

GOAL: Health Systems in the MiHIA region will strive to obtain the highest possible Hospital Safety Grade (Source: Leap Frog)


Population Health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” It is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire human population. In an ever-changing environment, MiHIA continues to align population health initiatives across counties to optimize positive outcomes.

GOAL: By 2024, all counties in the MiHIA region rank within the Top 2 Quartiles for Health Behaviors Ranking (Source: Community Health Rankings)


Cost of Care is comprised of cost of care per population segment, as indicated by the medical care costs, including but not limited to prescription drugs and medical supplies, physicians’ services, eyeglasses and eye care, and hospital services.

GOAL: Cost of Care inflation trend for the MiHIA region will not exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI)


In most health care settings, multiple entities are jointly  accountable for improving all three dimensions of the Triple Aim.  MiHIA’s multi-stakeholder involvement in this important initiative provides direct and indirect benefits to the area and its residents.

MiHIA’s designation as a Triple Aim participant, and the visibility associated with the Triple Aim provides the potential to position central Michigan communities for additional grants, financial support and health research dollars.

In addition, robust and thriving health systems across the region lead to:

    • Increased appeal for business growth
    • Decreased health care burden on employers, state and local budgets, and individuals
    • Improved quality of life for citizens
    • Healthier and more productive communities
    • Enhanced ability for health systems and providers to meet tough health reform challenges for improved quality and cost containment/cost reduction

MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0

the visual analysis tool that helps people in the 14-county region it serves to make healthy decisions quickly, monitor their region’s performance and practice sharing development. MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0 is powered by Health Communities Institute (HCI), which provides high-quality community health assessment data and health indicator tracking. With the help of the Dashboard, MiHIA aims to improve the overall health status and quality of life for communities throughout Great Lakes bay region.