How can health care systems apply new evidence? 

New research on how to optimize patient care and clinical operations is published every day.  But often this research isn't practical for busy, burdened health care systems.  They need research findings that are relevant to their patients, and that come with tools to help apply findings to everyday patient care.   

Implementation science is the answer

A relatively new field, implementation science is the actual application of new knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care.  

We are advancing the field of implementation science in 4 areas:

  1. Theory, Measure, and Method Development
  2. Social Determinants of Health
  3. Implementation of Evidence-based Practices
  4. Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC)

Related Resources

Primary Care Evidence Review Toolkit

The purpose of the Primary Care Evidence Review Toolkit is to share our methods for evidence screening, drawing on implementation science theory and methods. We also include links to several additional resources that can be used as companion materials to our tools by other evidence review and translation efforts.

Implementation Science video

This May 2015 talk given by MacColl Center Director Michael Parchman Md, MPH at the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) discusses why implementation science is important, outlines common theories and frameworks, and provides examples of current work being done in the field.

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