By Pierre Barker
“Implementation Science” is an increasingly hot topic for those who are interested in understanding what it takes to close the gap between what we know from clinical evidence, and what we are actually doing to improve health and care for populations and patients. The HSG Thematic Working Group on Quality is interested in contributing to that discussion by drawing on the experience of HSG members and connecting them to the current thinking on this topic.
We are happy to announce that the HSG Working Group on Quality will host a workshop on “Evaluation Designs for Quality Improvement Practice and Research” in London on Monday, 20 April 20 2015 from 8.30am to 12.30pm at the Institute for Child Health, University College London. The meeting will be a satellite event of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, a meeting co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the BMJ, that will be held in London from April 21st to 24th . The timing of HSG thematic working group event will also allow for attendance at the Research and Science Symposium that will be held at the Forum on April 21st.
The HSG satellite meeting will have a focus on current frameworks and practical challenges for evaluation in resource-limited settings, drawing from a growing body of theoretical and practical knowledge in this area. The meeting will be targeted at an audience of Quality Improvement implementers and researchers with the objectives of increasing understanding of the prevailing evaluation frameworks and their application to QI work in low and middle-income country settings. We expect the lessons from these settings will be applicable to all resource settings. The meeting attendance is free of charge and will be limited to 100 people. Please email directly to Mark Bradshaw at IHI if you are planning to attend. An announcement of the exact location, agenda and speakers will be published in early March.