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: 30 minutes
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.
You must be a registered IHI.org user
to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.