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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291013
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a National Research Agenda for Improvement Science
Author(s):
Stevens, Kathleen R.; Puga, Frank; Patel, Darpan I.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, stevensk@uthscsa.edu; Frank Puga; Darpan I. Patel, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Purpose/Framework: Quality improvement and patient safety are high priorities yet insufficient progress has been made in improvement science. Improvement projects are often focused at the microsystem level, precluding sufficient data for rigorous and generalizable conclusions. Furthermore, advancements in the field are hampered by the lack of a national research agenda with clearly defined priorities to systematically build knowledge. The NIH-funded Improvement Science research Network (ISRN) is a national network for improvement and translational science. Early work of this developing network was to establish a national research agenda in improvement science.

 

Methods/Subjects: Multiple data sources contributed to the selection of priorities for the national research agenda. A national web-based survey was conducted with almost 3,000 stakeholders in quality and patient safety (response n=560). An environmental scan of existing research priorities in this scientific field was conducted. Using these data, a consensus-building meeting was held with academic and practice scholars and leaders to determine the priorities for the national research agenda.

 

Results: Response to the ISRN survey was deemed as representative of the targeted interprofessional group thought to be leaders in improvement studies. The expert panel deliberations led to development of a national improvement science research agenda. Priorities are focused on Coordination and Transitions of Care, High-Performing Clinical Systems and Microsystems Approaches to Improvement, Integration of Best Practices into Care, and Learning Organizations and Culture of Quality and Safety.

 

Conclusions: This represents the first national agenda for the study of improvement strategies. The ISRN is seeking partnerships with academicians and clinicians in acute-care settings to collaborate in improvement studies. The ISRN research agenda informs the selection of a demonstration project to test the infrastructure for implementing multi-site studies. The results of this multi-site research will advance knowledge translation and ultimately inform policy decisions related to quality improvement.

Keywords:
Research Priorities; Quality Improvement; Improvement Science
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating a National Research Agenda for Improvement Scienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Kathleen R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPuga, Franken_GB
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Darpan I.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alpha-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, stevensk@uthscsa.edu; Frank Puga; Darpan I. Patel, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291013-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p><b>Purpose/Framework: </b>Quality improvement and patient safety are high priorities yet insufficient progress has been made in improvement science. Improvement projects are often focused at the microsystem level, precluding sufficient data for rigorous and generalizable conclusions. Furthermore, advancements in the field are hampered by the lack of a national research agenda with clearly defined priorities to systematically build knowledge.<b> </b>The NIH-funded Improvement Science research Network (ISRN) is a national network for improvement and translational science. Early work of this developing network was to establish a national research agenda in improvement science. <p><b>&nbsp;</b><p><b>Methods/Subjects: </b>Multiple data sources contributed to the selection of priorities for the national research agenda. A national web-based survey was conducted with almost 3,000 stakeholders in quality and patient safety (response n=560). An environmental scan of existing research priorities in this scientific field was conducted. Using these data, a consensus-building meeting was held with academic and practice scholars and leaders to determine the priorities for the national research agenda. <p><b>&nbsp;</b><p><b>Results: </b>Response to the ISRN survey was deemed as representative of the targeted interprofessional group thought to be leaders in improvement studies. The expert panel deliberations led to development of a national improvement science research agenda. Priorities are focused on Coordination and Transitions of Care, High-Performing Clinical Systems and Microsystems Approaches to Improvement, Integration of Best Practices into Care, and Learning Organizations and Culture of Quality and Safety. <p><b>&nbsp;</b><p><b>Conclusions: </b>This represents the first national agenda for the study of improvement strategies. The ISRN is seeking partnerships with academicians and clinicians in acute-care settings to collaborate in improvement studies. The ISRN research agenda informs the selection of a demonstration project to test the infrastructure for implementing multi-site studies. The results of this multi-site research will advance knowledge translation and ultimately inform policy decisions related to quality improvement.en_GB
dc.subjectResearch Prioritiesen_GB
dc.subjectQuality Improvementen_GB
dc.subjectImprovement Scienceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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