Index of Tools

Action Tool/Reference
Innovation Description
View example innovation profiles.

Health Care Innovations Exchange

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Develop a logic model.

Logic Model Development Guide

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Understand types of organizational change.

Major Types of Organizational Change

Free Management Library

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

The Informed Decisions Toolbox

The Center for Health Research, University of California, Berkeley

View evidence that an innovation did not work.

Health Care Innovations Exchange

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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

SMART Objectives

March of Dimes

Assess organizational culture.

Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (University of Colorado)

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

Health Services Research

Adapt an innovation.

Criteria for Choosing Promising Practices and Community Interventions

Community Tool Box, Kansas University

Potential Costs
Assess organizational capacity.

McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Conduct financial analysis.

How to Decide Whether to Buy New Medical Equipment

Financial Analysis Worksheet

American Academy of Family Physicians

Conduct a training needs analysis.

How to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

Directory Journal

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

Business Case Primer

Impact Technical Publications

Calculate return on investment (ROI).

Events Prevented Calculator

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Medicaid ROI Calculator

Center for Health Care Strategies

Potential Risks
Conduct a SWOT analysis.

SWOT Analysis

Bellevue University

Identify, assess, and manage risks.

Risk Management Tools and Activities

Small Business Administration

Readiness for Change
Assess organizational climate and readiness for change.

Organizational Change Readiness Questionnaire

Asian Development Bank

Organizational Readiness for Change

Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University

Needed Changes
Anticipate staff reactions to innovation.

Workplace Change in High Performance Toolkit

Industrial Relations Victoria (Australia)

Ingredients for Success
Identify opinion leaders.

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

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Find, hire, and manage a consultant.

Deciding To Hire a Consultant

American Planning Association

Use Gantt charts.

Gantt Charts

Mind Tools

Use critical path analysis and PERT charts.

Critical Path Analysis and PERT Charts

Mind Tools

Measuring Impact
Plan evaluation.

Evaluation Plan Workbook

The Innovation Network Resource Exchange Center

Logic Model Development Guide

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Select measures.

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

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Monitor the impact of an innovation.

Improvement Tracker

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Carry out small tests of change.

Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Manage change.

Organizational Change and Development

Free Management Library

Leading Change

George Mason University

Continuous Quality Improvement Guide

George Mason University

Organizational Change Primer

Health Services Research and Development Service

Department of Veterans Affairs

5 Tips on Preparing for Change

The Score Association

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

Project Stakeholder Analysis

Imperial College London

Identify and overcome resistance.

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

Focused Performance

Monitor and evaluate implementation.

Implementation Guide

Department of Veterans Affairs

Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

Plan for maintenance and sustainability.

RE-AIM Planning Tool

Kaiser Permanente

Monitor spread of innovation.

Rate of Spread

Institute for Healthcare Improvement


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