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QUERI Implementation Practice Seminar

Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations

by Amy Roussel, PhD
Seminar date: 2/24/2009

Description: Learn about a new guide that aims to help health care administrators and clinicians make informed decisions about whether and how to adopt a health care innovation. The Innovation Adoption Guide is a tool developed for use with AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange (, a web-based compendium of hundreds of innovative healthcare delivery programs along with quality tools, learning opportunities, and other resources. Cindy Brach (AHRQ) will take you on a tour of the Guide, drawing attention to important content and web-enabled features. Amy Roussel (RTI) will draw on four case studies of adoption decisions made by health care organizations to highlight key adoption decision factors. Cyber Seminar participants will join the conversation, discussing current innovation adoption processes in the VA and how the Guide could be used to support improved decision making.

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