QI 201: Planning for Spread: From Local Improvements to System-Wide Change
Please note: This course is no longer required for the Basic Certificate in Quality and SafetyThis course was updated and retitled on August 15. It includes learning that was previously in QI 104: The Life Cycle of a Quality Improvement Project. Learners who completed The Life Cycle of a Quality Improvement Project will retain credit for completing this course.

Previous courses in the Quality Improvement catalog focused on testing and implementing a change in one location. This advanced course is about the next logical step: spreading the change. You’ll learn about the theory of how change spreads, according to the foundational work of psychologist Kurt Lewin and sociologist Everett Rogers. The you'll learn how to help a new idea spread across a population, both by motivating the people within the population to adopt the change and by developing new ideas that are inherently more likely to spread. Finally, we'll introduce IHI’s Framework for Spread, and you’ll follow a detailed case study about how an organization used the methodologies you're studying to improve patient care at the bedside throughout Central Texas.
Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour 15 minutes
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Release Date: 12/23/2009
Last Update Date: 8/15/2016
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe how change spreads according to psychologist Kurt Lewin and sociologist Everett Rogers.
2. Assess the likelihood that a new idea will spread.
3. Apply IHI's Framework for Spread to spread an innovation across a health care organization.
Contributors
Author(s):
Sue Butts-Dion, Improvement Advisor, Butts-Dion Consulting, Inc. View Profile
David Williams, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
James Moses, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Associate CQO, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Piotr Pilarski, MD, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical Center View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Marie Schall, MA, Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Richard Scoville, PhD, Improvement Advisor/Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Mary Viney, RN DNP CPHQ, Vice President Perfromance Improvement & Experience, Seton Healthcare Family View Profile
Continuing Education
Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality 1.25 Credit hours
General Attendance 1.25 Credit hours
International General 1.25 Credit hours
Nursing Contact Hours 1.25 Credit hours
Pharmacist CPE 1.25 Credit hours UPN# 0822-0000-16-057-H05-P
US Physician CME 1.25 Credit hours

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for CPHQ CE credit.
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.