In a collaboration with Global Health Delivery Online (GHDonline), the Quality TWG of HSG held a vibrant webinar on Evaluation Designs for Quality Improvement projects on Monday 25th of January. Anchored by a case presentation on a hand washing project in sub-Saharan African countries, Rohit Ramaswamy from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health took 80 webinar attendees from different countries through the project design and was joined by panelists Gareth Parry from Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Lisa Hirschhorn from Ariadne Labs to discuss evaluation designs and considerations.
Panelists helped us understand how an evaluation might be structured and implemented – what questions should the evaluation answer, what evaluation design might be most appropriate, what data to collect, and the interactions between the evaluation and policy. A number of questions were posed by the audience through the “chat” function.
The expert panel, joined by Pierre Barker from IHI, is now moderating a “live” discussion all through this week with the GHD Online community and will record their summary of the week’s learnings. The recording and slides from Monday’s Webinar is available for viewing here.
And follow on expert panel discussion, 3 of the panelists got together to synthesize the learnings of the week. A recording of their 30 minute discussion is available here.