Choosing Wisely is pleased to announce a new set of tools, a collection of case studies that offer guidance on putting recommendations into practice in clinical settings. As part of our seven-year anniversary, we will be highlighting implementation in seven systems or practices across the country through the rest of 2019.
These stories offer practical examples of efforts to reduce overuse across a wide range of topics, including imaging, blood tests and diagnostic screening, clinical setting types, specialties, regions of the country, payer models and practice sizes.
Each case study will present a short overview of the steps that an organization took in its Choosing Wisely initiative, followed by a more detailed description of what was involved in each step, including:
- defining the problem,
- sharing the intervention strategies,
- identifying the keys to success,
- understanding the barriers, and
- discussing the results.
We believe case studies can be helpful learning tools for your own implementation strategies. Case studies help learners actively engage in addressing implementation challenges by learning how others have addressed similar issues. They can aid practices and systems in:
- assessing what tools, engagement strategies and quality improvement techniques might work in their home settings;
- addressing implementation barriers;
- anticipating unexpected consequences; and
- identifying strengths they can build on.
The Choosing Wisely Learning Network will be using the case studies to spur conversation at a national level. To join these conversations and others like it, email Kate Carmody at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our Learning Network.