The goal of this Guide is to promote evidence-based decisionmaking and help decisionmakers determine whether an innovation would be a good fit—or an appropriate stretch—for their health care organization. Guided by a framework that regards adoption as a process, rather than an event, the tool is based on a modified version of the core concepts in Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations (Rogers, 2003). For the purposes of this Guide, an innovation is a new way of doing things to improve health care delivery. An innovation may be a product, a service, a process, a system, an organizational structure, or a business model. If it is new to your organization, it is an innovation, even if it has been around for a while in other contexts.
- Data Infographics
- Data Visualizations
- Data Tools
- Data Innovations
- All-Payer Claims Database
- Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
- Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
- AHRQ Quality Indicator Tools for Data Analytics
- State Snapshots
- United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)
- Data Sources Available from AHRQ
Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations
Table of Contents
- Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations
- About the Guide
- How to Use the Guide
- Module I: Does the Innovation Fit?
- Module II: Should We Do It Here?
- Module III: Can We Do It Here?
- Module IV: How Will We Do It Here?
- Index of Tools
- Appendix 1: Clinica Campesina and Group Visits
- Appendix 2: Mt. Carmel and Six Sigma
- Appendix 3: Golisano Children's Hospital and Family-Centered Rounds
- Appendix 4: N.C. Children's Hospital and Pediatric Rapid Response Teams
Page last reviewed February 2021
Page originally created September 2008
Internet Citation: Purpose. Content last reviewed February 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.