QI 104 Lesson 2: Spreading Changes
You had a good idea for a change. Then you tested it and implemented it in one location. Now what? Well, if the change continues to lead to improvement, the next logical step is to spread it — to widely share that great innovation. However, you can’t just take a new process from one location and expect that it is going to work perfectly somewhere else. Read on to learn how to spread changes successfully.
Estimated Time of Completion: 35 minutes
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Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain how to spread a change.
2. List sociologist Everett Rogers’ five attributes of innovations that spread, and apply them to an improvement project.
3. Identify the components of IHI’s Framework for Spread.
Contributors
Author(s):
Sue Butts, Improvement Advisor, Butts-Dion Consulting, Inc. View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
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
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.