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2012 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference Abstract

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2012 National Meeting

2003 — Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Successful Toolkits in VA

Chumbler NR, and Plue LD, Roudebush VAMC/Stroke QUERI; Sternke EA, Roudebush VAMC; Sahay A, Palo Alto VAMC/CHF QUERI; Bidassie B, Detroit VAMC/PACT; Daggett V, Roudebush VAMC/Stroke QUERI;

Workshop Objectives:
This workshop will present exemplar VA projects conducted by the Stroke QUERI, CHF QUERI, and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) team to develop toolkits to improve care for VA patients. Specific focus will be: 1) To provide attendees with an overview of the health information and communication strategies as applied to health care that are used for quality improvement, 2) To introduce attendees to the fact that a recent derivative of collaboratives has been the deployment of toolkits for quality improvement, 3) To present examples of successful toolkit design and development, implementation, and evaluation efforts from Stroke QUERI, CHF QUERI, and PACT, and 4) To provide a course of action and “lessons learned” information for quality improvement clinicians and PACT when developing, implementing, and disseminating toolkits.

This 90-minute workshop will consist of a 45-minute presentation by Stroke QUERI, CHF QUERI, and PACT presenters describing their toolkits which are at various stages of use and development. Presenters will focus on needs assessment, design and development, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation. This will be followed by interactive audience discussion about the characteristics of successful toolkits, role of key stakeholders, barriers and facilitators, and “lessons learned.”

Target Audience:
This workshop is aimed at researchers, clinicians, and operations staff with interest in developing and/or using toolkits for improved quality of care.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
No prior knowledge of quality measurement or implementation science is required. The goal of this workshop is to highlight the importance of taking careful measures when implementing toolkits for fostering quality improvement.

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