This webinar series will focus on issues of importance to the emerging community of improvement science researchers and practitioners in healthcare. Webinars are delivered by members of the Health Foundation's International Development Group for Improvement Science.
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In this webinar, Dr Laura Leviton addresses the concept of ‘evaluability assessment’, a useful exploratory stage to determine whether an initiative is mature enough to be evaluated.
Professor Nick Barber talks about measurement and the challenges of evaluating new technologies which aim to improve healthcare.
Note: Unfortunately there are some issues with the sound during Laura's presentation at the beginning. These sound issues were resolved further in to the webinar.
Professors Ross Baker and Naomi Fulop present the results of their wide-ranging scan of research centres based in academic and healthcare institutions. While most are in Europe and North America – the desktop global search also took them further afield to review centres in Australasia and Asia.
Four of our Improvement Science Fellows – Davina Allen, Tim Draycott, Julie Reed and Carl Macrae – talk to Bill Lucas about the emerging field of improvement science.
Dr Frank Davidoff explores how, in quality improvement work, results are not just about the intervention itself. Traditional methodologies to test clinical interventions, such as randomised double blind trial, therefore need to be re-assessed in relation to improvement science.
Dr Kaveh Shojania looks at successfully designing and usefully reporting improvement initiatives, including consideration of several often overlooked principles. The single most commonly overlooked principle is matching the solution to the problem.
Mary Dixon-Woods explores how to write up your research/improvement project for publication. Offering tips on academic writing and structuring papers, she shows how to make your manuscript interesting, engaging, and clear. She also looks at how to target specific journals, and how to respond to referees’ comments.