Inconsistent materials make implementation difficult
Design teams often work independently, in different clinical areas or facilities across the organization. Without clear guidance, they often produce different outputs when creating care standards. While all teams will likely include clinical specifications, one team may identify performance measures to monitor care standard compliance, another team may create education materials, and a third team may do neither.
This variation is problematic because each team is reinventing the wheel for each new care standard, and frontline caregivers do not receive consistent materials to help them adopt new standards.
Five tools to help design teams create implementation-ready care standards
This toolkit serves as a template for design teams. Using it, they will have a roadmap to create consistent care standards that frontline stakeholders will be able to understand and act upon. Design teams across the organization should use the five tools below to develop care standards with implementation in mind.
Tool 1: Summarize the Clinical Evidence (pg. 7)
Tool 2: Outline the New Workflow (pg. 13)
Mission Health’s Workflow Map Example (pages 15-17)
Emory’s Workflow Map Example (page 19)
Atrium’s Workflow Map Example
Tool 3: Create an Easy-to-Digest Overview (pg. 21)
Tool 4: Define How to Measure Impact (pg. 25)
Tool 5: Connect the Dots to the Organization’s CVR Mission (pg. 29)
Review example implementation toolkits from Banner Health and University Hospitals to see how they plan for implementation while creating care standards. Download University Hospital’s Introductory Guide to learn how they prepare design teams and frontline clinicians for rollout.
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