Lesson 2 introduced you to the concept of “spreading innovations.” You learned about the characteristics of innovations that are likely to spread naturally, as defined by Everett Rogers. And you got a first look at IHI’s Framework for Spread — a handy way to think about the most important components to consider when developing and executing a spread strategy. In this lesson, you’ll see how the US Veterans Health Administration actually used the Framework for Spread to plan and execute a major improvement initiative — reducing waiting times in more than 1,800 outpatient clinics!
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe each of the components of IHI’s Framework for Spread.
2. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Veterans Health Administration’s spread initiative.
3. Use the Framework for Spread to plan a simple spread project.
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to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.