Participant Perspectives on Learning Collaboratives
“Perspectives on Implementing Quality Improvement Collaboratives Effectively: Qualitative Findings from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant” was published on line on September 29, 2017 by The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The National Evaluation Team authors reported on the results of 223 interviews in the 12 Demonstration States that used Learning Collaboratives as a quality improvement intervention. This study showed that organizers and participants valued aspects of collaboratives that 1) attracted participants in the first place (e.g., having national experts speak at meetings) 2) maintained engagement (e.g., tying disbursal of stipends to meeting participation expectations), and 3) facilitated learning once participants were actively engaged (e.g., learning from other practices). These findings suggest that a wider array of features and approaches may be important when developing or evaluating collaboratives.
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