Index of Tools

Action Tool/Reference
Innovation Description
View example innovation profiles.

Health Care Innovations Exchange

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov

Develop a logic model.

Logic Model Development Guide

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2006/02/wk-kellogg-foundation-logic-model-development-guide.aspx(If you don’t have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software.)

Understand types of organizational change.

Major Types of Organizational Change

Free Management Library

http://www.managementhelp.org/misc/types-of-orgl-change.pdf

Assess the accuracy, applicability, and actionability of available evidence.

The Informed Decisions Toolbox

The Center for Health Research, University of California, Berkeley

http://toolbox.berkeley.edu/tools/

View evidence that an innovation did not work.

Health Care Innovations Exchange

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/node/5152

Goal Congruence
Develop specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely objectives.

SMART Objectives

March of Dimes

http://www.marchofdimes.com/chapterassets/files/HI_SMART_objectives.pdf

Compatibility
Assess organizational culture.

Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (University of Colorado)

http://www.uiowa.edu/~nrcfcp/dmcrc/documents/ocai.doc

The Quantitative Measurement of Organizational Culture in Health Care: A Review of the Available Instruments

Health Services Research

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1360923

Adapt an innovation.

Criteria for Choosing Promising Practices and Community Interventions

Community Tool Box, Kansas University

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx

Potential Costs
Assess organizational capacity.

McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid

Venture Philanthropy Partners

http://www.vppartners.org/learning/reports/capacity/assessment.pdf

Conduct financial analysis.

How to Decide Whether to Buy New Medical Equipment

Financial Analysis Worksheet

American Academy of Family Physicians

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/20040300/53howt.html

Conduct a training needs analysis.

How to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

Directory Journal

http://www.dirjournal.com/guides/how-to-conduct-a-training-needs-analysis/

Business Case
Learn the eight phases to building a business case.

Business Case Primer

Impact Technical Publications

http://www.impactonthenet.com/bcprimer.pdf

Calculate return on investment (ROI).

Events Prevented Calculator

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/AdverseEventsPreventedCalculator.aspx

Medicaid ROI Calculator

Center for Health Care Strategies

http://www.chcsroi.org

Potential Risks
Conduct a SWOT analysis.

SWOT Analysis

Bellevue University

http://idcontent.bellevue.edu/content/BELLEVUE/generic/SWOT_healthcare/

Identify, assess, and manage risks.

Risk Management Tools and Activities

Small Business Administration

http://www.significanceinternational.com/Portals/0/Documents/2005-sme-risk-management-guide-global-risk-alliance-nsw-dsrd.pdf

Readiness for Change
Assess organizational climate and readiness for change.

Organizational Change Readiness Questionnaire

Asian Development Bank

http://www2.adb.org/Documents/Others/MFDR/Org-Questionnaire.pdf

Organizational Readiness for Change

Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University

http://ibr.tcu.edu/forms/organizational-staff-assessments/

Needed Changes
Anticipate staff reactions to innovation.

Workplace Change in High Performance Toolkit

Industrial Relations Victoria (Australia)

http://www.business.vic.gov.au/operating-a-business/employing-and-managing-people/staff-management/changing-duties

Ingredients for Success
Identify opinion leaders.

Local opinion leaders: Effects on professional practice and health care outcomes

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/PublicationsAndResources/ResearchReports/articleview/08-03-01/86819997-7f24-440b-953d-bfc14f1fb259.aspx

Find, hire, and manage a consultant.

Deciding To Hire a Consultant

American Planning Association

http://www.planning.org/consultants/choosing/part1.htm

Use Gantt charts.

Gantt Charts

Mind Tools

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_03.htm

Use critical path analysis and PERT charts.

Critical Path Analysis and PERT Charts

Mind Tools

http://www.mindtools.com/critpath.html

Measuring Impact
Plan evaluation.

Evaluation Plan Workbook

The Innovation Network Resource Exchange Centerhttp://www.innonet.org/client_docs/File/evaluation_plan_workbook.pdf

Logic Model Development Guide

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2006/02/wk-kellogg-foundation-logic-model-development-guide.aspx

Select measures.

A SMART Fund Guide to Using Outcomes to Design & Manage Community Health Activities Sharon Martin Community Health Fund

http://www.smartfund.ca/docs/smart_outcomes_guide.pdf

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/

Monitor the impact of an innovation.

Improvement Tracker

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

http://app.ihi.org/Workspace/tracker/

Piloting
Carry out small tests of change.

Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/HowtoImprove/default.aspx

Implementation
Manage change.

Organizational Change and Development

Free Management Library

http://managementhelp.org/organizationalchange/index.htm

Leading Change

George Mason University

http://gunston.gmu.edu/healthscience/708/LeadingChange.asp

Continuous Quality Improvement Guide

George Mason University

http://gunston.gmu.edu/healthscience/708/default.asp

Organizational Change Primer

Health Services Research and Development Service

Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/internal/organizational_change_primer.pdf

5 Tips on Preparing for Change

The Score Association

http://www.score.org/resources/5-tips-preparing-change

Identify stakeholders and their interest in and influence over the innovation.

Project Stakeholder Analysis

Imperial College London

http://changingminds.org/disciplines/change_management/stakeholder_change/interest_influence.htm

Identify and overcome resistance.

Taking Advantage of Resistance to Change (and the TOC Thinking Processes) to Improve Improvements

Focused Performance

http://www.focusedperformance.com/articles/resistance.html

Monitor and evaluate implementation.

Implementation Guide

Department of Veterans Affairs

Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

http://www.queri.research.va.gov/implementation

Plan for maintenance and sustainability.

RE-AIM Planning Tool

Kaiser Permanente

http://www.re-aim.org/forms/re-aim_planning_tool_and_adaptation.pdf

Monitor spread of innovation.

Rate of Spread

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Measures/RateofSpread.aspx

 

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