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The Implementation Playbook: A Dynamic Digital Tool to Close the Know-Do Gap and Make Implementation Simpler


by Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych
Seminar date: 11/2/2023

Description: Evidence-based innovations must be effectively implemented to improve health outcomes, and this is often complex, highly susceptible to failure, costly and resource-intensive. Successful implementation is best guided by implementation science, but organizations lack implementation know-how and have difficulty applying it. Dr. Barwick and colleagues developed a first-in-kind digital tool – The Implementation Playbook - to guide pragmatic, empirically based, self-directed implementation planning in real-time. Six healthcare organizations are using it to implement a self-selected innovation. She will provide a sneak peek of the Playbook and describe their plan to evaluate feasibility and use. This technology could fill a significant need globally, be highly scalable, and potentially valid for diverse organizations implementing various innovations.

Intended Audience: Healthcare organizations (the implementers); implementation practitioners, purveyors, facilitators, health services researchers, and students interested in implementation science.

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