Module 12 Appendix B

Informal Practice Readiness Assessment

__ Practice or organizational leadership is interested in specific or general improvement as evidenced by request for assistance or receptivity to receiving facilitation to support improvement.
__ Practice or organizational leadership is willing to participate in ongoing communication with the practice facilitator and the improvement team.
__ Practice or organization is willing and able to identify an “improvement” champion who will be the practice facilitator’s point person.
__ Leadership is willing to provide protected time for key staff to engage in improvement work.
__ Team members are willing to meet regularly as an improvement team, and members follow through with this.
__ Team members are willing to gather and report data on practice performance with key metrics.
__ Practice has sufficient organizational and financial stability to avoid becoming too distracted or overwhelmed by competing demands or financial concerns.
__ Practice is not engaged in other large-scale improvement projects or does not have other demanding competing priorities.

3-Month Followup

__ Practice members respond to emails and calls.
__ Practice members attend meetings.
__ Practice members follow through on most assignments.
__ At least one meaningful PDSA cycle is complete.

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Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: Module 12 Appendix B : Informal Practice Readiness Assessment. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/improve/system/pfhandbook/mod12appendixb.html