QI 201 Lesson 3: Case Study in Spreading Innovations: Transforming Care at the Bedside
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. In this final lesson, you’ll see how a hospital network in Central Texas used the concepts from the first two lessons to spread a major improvement initiative — widely improving care across a vast system.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Apply the six components of IHI’s Framework for Spread.
2. Give an example of how an organization used IHI’s Framework for Spread to spread major improvements throughout a large health system.
Contributors
Author(s):
Sue Butts-Dion, Improvement Advisor, Butts-Dion Consulting, Inc. 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
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.