QI 104 Lesson 3: Case Study in Spreading Innovations: Transforming Care at the Bedside
The first two lessons of this course introduced you to the concept of spreading innovations. In the first lesson, you learned about four stages of an improvement project: innovation, pilot, implementation, and spread. In the second lesson, you learned about the characteristics of innovations that are likely to spread, as defined by sociologist 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 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: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain each component of IHI’s Framework for Spread.
2. Give an example of how an organization used IHI’s Framework for Spread to spread a major improvement initiative throughout a large health system.
Sue Butts, Improvement Advisor, Butts-Dion Consulting, Inc. View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 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
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You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.