Scope of Work

Tri-color triangle describing the scope of work: Care for individuals, population, lower cost through improvement

In 2013, ESRD Networks began an exciting new statement of work. The focus of our work is now much more patient-centered and aligns with the Triple Aim, a model for improving health care. The Triple AIM was developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The following are the three aims of this framework.

  1. Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction)
  2. Improving the health of populations
  3. Reducing the per capita cost of health care

Specifically, ESRD Networks work to make improvement the following areas:

AIM 1: Better Care for the Individual through Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care

  • Patient and family engagement
  • Patient experience of care
  • Appropriate access to in-center dialysis care
  • Vascular access management
  • Reducing healthcare-acquired infections

AIM 2: Population Health Innovation Project

  • Increase vaccination rates
  • Improve care coordination
  • Improve transplant coordination
  • Promote home dialysis (when appropriate)
  • Improve quality of life

AIM 3: Reduce Costs of ESRD Care by Improving Care