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Topic Suggestion Description

Date submitted: August 31, 2017

Describe your topic.
Spread and adoption of innovative ideas in health care. We know that "good " ideas can help to improve quality, reduce waste, lower costs, enhance provider and patient experience, yet they often move at a glacial pace, thus depriving people and organizations of their benefit. Questions to be answered include: What are he barriers to spread and adoption of good ideas.? What things can speed up the spread and adoption of good ideas? How do change management models fit into spread and adoption processes? How can we assess readiness for change and its effect on spread and adoption of good ideas? Are there organization or models for more rapid spread and adoption practices?
Describe why this topic is important.
Health care is undergoing a rapid transformation with many options for health systems to consider when redesigning systems. On the other hand most systems, especially large ones, are hampered by slow processes, resulting in wasted resources. if they were better at managing change and speeding up the spread and adoption of important innovations, outcomes could be improved and costs lowered.
Tell us why you are suggesting this topic.
I have been a health system leader for the last 20 years or so and have seen first hand the problems that result form slow spread of good ideas.
Target date.
Describe what you are doing currently and what you are hoping will change because of a new evidence report.
We can talk about this when we talk on the phone.
How will you or your group use the information from a new evidence report?
See my answer above.
How would you or your group plan to disseminate information from the report? Who would you plan to disseminate it to?
Do you know of organizations that could use an evidence report to change clinical practice? Are you a part of, or have you been in contact with, any organizations that might implement the research findings of an evidence report?
Information About You:
Provide a description of your role or perspective
physician executive
If you are you making a suggestion on behalf of an organization, please state the name of the organization
Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program
I was called by staff in the program