#MEQAPI – Tweetchat March 16th 2017 3ET: Matching #Trumpcare (AHCA) to the IHI Triple Aim

Next tweetchat: Thursday March 16th, 2017 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Topic: Matching #Trumpcare (AHCA) to the IHI Triple Aim

This week the #MEQAPI topics are based on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and the acts’ relationship to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim.

Just a reminder, MEQAPI stands for Monitoring & Evaluation, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement.

Since MEQAPI looks at the quality and safety of healthcare policies in addition to technology deployment and workflow optimization, it seems like a good time to look at the AHCA through that lens.

The six domains of care quality (STEEEP) mapped out by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are foundational to healthcare improvement. All care, and by inference quality measures, should be focused on being Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Equitable, and Patient Centered.

We can look at the law, the analysis thus far, and the CBO evaluation, and ask how this may influence quality and safety, and to ask ourselves if it would be a positive influencer of care that is STEEEP.

The aim of this chat is thus to bump the Triple Aim up against the AHCA, and in the context of the CBO and other analyses of how the AHCA will work, discuss our views on a number of dimensions.

We are expecting @TheIHI to attend, and to participate in the discussion.



The following topics will be covered during the chat:

  1. What WAS IN the #AHCA you think will have a bearing on the IHI Triple Aim
  2. What was NOT in the #AHCA you think will have a bearing on the IHI Triple Aim?
  3. In relation to the Triple Aim and #AHCA, what do you expect to see personally/professionally?
  4. What do you think HC Quality orgs like @theihi @nqf and @AHRQNews should do about #AHCA?
  5. What do you think yourself, patients, and providers should do about #AHCA to drive care that is STEEEP?


The MEQAPI tweetchat aims to give voice to a broad range of stakeholders in healthcare improvement, and it embraces everyone from administrators to zoologists, and includes physicians, nurses, researchers, bed czars, cleaners, and yes, patients and care-givers.



Published by

Matthew Loxton

Healthcare Analyst using Lean Six Sigma, Knowledge Management, & Organizational Learning to improve healthcare http://linkedin.com/in/mloxton

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