Obstacles to Innovation in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung While there seems to be a great deal of both energy and discourse regarding the need for innovation in healthcare, the pace of care delivery model change would certainly not be characterized as hurried. -Roy Smythe MD @willsmythemd The opening to Dr Smythe’s post on Healthcare IT News sums it […]… Continue reading Obstacles to Innovation in Healthcare


Although collaborative improvement initiatives in health care have been garnering much attention in clinical and management literature, research into their organization and social facilitation is still underdeveloped.  This gap is significant because although it is a promising innovation, the model is difficult to execute and is yet to be proven effective. (Grimshaw &Eccles, 2004; Sheaff & Pilgrim,… Continue reading Introduction

CoP evaluation tool

The CoP evaluation process is structured as inclusive and systematic. Iterative performance data feedback provides a mechanism to monitor changes in care processes and practices across regional hospitals.  Other CoP evaluation measures do not assess the impact of intervention on patients’ outcomes but provide an assessment of the likelihood that the intervention will achieve its… Continue reading CoP evaluation tool