Researchers analyzed data from a large-scale quality improvement initiative to determine which strategies for organizational change had the most impact on clinical outcomes.
One hundred and sixty-two facilitators were assigned to 1,630 small- to medium-sized primary care practices across 12 states to support the implementation of operational improvements aimed at improving cardiovascular disease outcomes.
High-performing facilitators—defined as facilitators who had 75% or more of their assigned practices show improvement across measured health outcomes—were found to:
Adapt recommended processes to local clinics
Address organizational resistance
Encourage critical thinking
Effectively communicate their role
The research was published in The Annals of Family Medicine.
Shannon M. Sweeney et al, Effective Facilitator Strategies for Supporting Primary Care Practice Change: A Mixed Methods Study, The Annals of Family Medicine (2022). DOI: 10.1370/afm.2847
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