Evaluating factors that matter for the sustainability of large scale improvement initiatives - the case of Lean in pediatric healthcare, Saskatchewan

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Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand factors that facilitate or hinder sustainability
  • Synthesize the sustainability process
  • Apply these factors to their own improvement work

The primary audience for this webinar includes:

  • Front-line service providers 
  • Middle managers 
  • Senior leaders 
  • Policy makers 
  • Patient/Family partners/advocates 

Dr. Rachel Flynn, RN, PhD
Twitter: @Rach_Flynn1

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Implementation scientist postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta and at Child Health Evaluative Sciences and Centre for Nursing Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Rachel Flynn’s expertise are in the fields of implementation science on the sustainability (ongoing use and impact) of research-based interventions for child health and large-scale health system improvement. Using realist and mixed methods, she evaluates the sustainability of complex interventions for healthcare improvement to understand “What works, how, for whom, in what circumstances and to what extent?” Her work aims to advance sustainability science, by identifying determinants to sustainability and the best strategies to facilitate effective and sustained change in pediatric healthcare.

For her PhD, Rachel conducted a realist evaluation to identify contexts and mechanisms that enabled and hindered implementation and had an effect on sustainability of a lean intervention in pediatric healthcare. She identified how the language, messaging and training approaches used triggered mechanisms of innovation fatigue, poor ‘sense-making’ and a lack of engagement for frontline staff.

Rachel is currently conducting an integrative review as part of her postdoctoral research, synthesizing existing approaches to evaluate and measure the sustainability of research-based health interventions. Her postdoctoral research is supported by Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Women & Children’s Health Research Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

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