A new report from the AHA’s 2015 Committees on Research and Performance Improvement identifies seven principles for building a care delivery system to achieve the Triple Aim – improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs. The report illustrates how different types of hospitals can use a patient-centered care delivery approach with different payment models, and identifies policy recommendations targeted at stress points that impede the movement from volume- to value-based care. “While service-based, bundled-based and population-based payment models all are options, critical to any model are the incentives related to value, teaching, socioeconomic status and transition support,” the report notes.