A Framework for Selecting Digital Health Technology
The Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance to improve the health of populations. IHI advocates for delivery innovation to be aligned with the three dimensions of the Triple Aim: 1) improving the patient experience of care; 2) improving the health of populations; and 3) reducing the per capita cost of health care.12 As the health care landscape shifts towards population health management and enacted policies work to curb the rising cost of health care, new HIT should help to drive the Triple Aim.
There is no currently available evidence-based or evidence-informed framework to guide the selection of digital health technology that will help end users achieve the Triple Aim. Using validated approaches to software selection, we created a Digital Health Selection Framework (DHSF) to guide patients, providers, and payers through the evaluation and procurement of technology to help them achieve the Triple Aim.