M1: International Improvement Science and Research Symposium

9:00-9:30 Introduction

Nick Barber, Improvement Consultant

Julie Reed, Research Strategy Manager, The National Institute for Healthcare Research CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) for Northwest London; England

9:30-10:30 Keynote Presentation
Chair: Nick Barber, Improvement Consultant

Mary Dixon Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research; England

Eugene Nelson, Professor of Community & Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute, Director, Population Health Measurement Program, TDI and Director, Population Health and Measurement, DHMC; USA

11:00-12:45 Selected abstract presentations
Chair: Nick Barber, Improvement Consultant

Taking the heat or taking the temperature? A qualitative study of a large-scale exercise in measurement for improvement
Natalie Armstrong, Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health, SAPPHIRE Group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

Motivating Change: a grounded theory of how to create large scale, sustained change, co-created with improvement organisations across the UK
Jenna P. Breckenridge, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Understanding the impact of a QI intervention on newborn mortality in 3 central districts in Malawi: a post-hoc theory-based evaluation
Tim Colbourn, Ph.D., Lecturer in Global Health Epidemiology and Evaluation, UCL Institute for Global Health

Advancing Implementation Science for Quality and Safety in Primary Health Care: The Integrated Care for Older Adults with Complex Health Needs Study (iCOACH)
Jay Shaw, Scientist, Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Research Institute

Translating Measurement Theory into Improvement Practice: Planning to Avoid the Pitfalls
Tom Woodcock, Programme Lead for Public Health and Information Intelligence Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow NIHR CLAHRC for Northwest London

13:30-15:00 Interactive session
A series of hosted round table conversations, themed around the frontiers of improvement science. This will include selected poster presentations and other topics.
Chair: Bill Lucas, Professor of Learning, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester

Understanding local context key factors for a successful patient safety implementation: A real-time study of emergency manual integration into clinical practice
Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, Clinical Associate Professor,Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Developing leaders for change – Irish Diploma in Leadership and Quality in Healthcare: Evaluation of the programme impact on individual, team and system level
Peter Lachman, Lead Faculty for QI, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Supporting you to sustain improvements: a systematic review of sustainability methods and their impact
Laura Lennox, Associate lead for Improvement Science and Quality Improvement
Organisation: NIHR CLAHRC North West London

Can we use quality improvement methods to attribute causality: Reflections on epidemiology standards
Alan Poots, Principal Information Analyst; NIHR CLAHRC NWL Imperial College London

Reporting QI is not as easy as you think: Strengthening Implementation of Quality Improvement Interventions in Surgery (SIQINS)
Emma Jones, Doctoral research Fellow (Health Foundation), The University of Leicester

Developing shared understanding of “work as is” as a foundation for improvement: the role of process mapping in healthcare
Grazia Antonacci, Research Associate, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London, Imperial College, London and Imperial College Business School, London.

Exploring strategies for tailoring interventions in the diffusion of an allergy program
Sophie Spitters, PhD student, CLAHRC Northwest London, Imperial College London

Reconceptualising balancing measures in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety: A qualitative analysis of individual and focus group interviews
Madalina Toma, Research Fellow, Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee, UK

Impact of a multifaceted implementation of the Pain, Agitation, and Delirium guidelines on guideline adherence and delirium in critically ill patients
Erwin Ista, Senior researcher and implementation expert, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Lessons from the Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-Risk patients (EPOCH) trial
Tim Stephens, Quality Improvement Specialist & Nurse Researcher

Explaining outcomes of major system improvement: a qualitative study of implementing centralised acute stroke services in two metropolitan regions in England
Naomi Fulop, Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, Department of Applied Health Research, UCL

15:30-17:00 Debate: What types of breakthroughs or advances do we need in Improvement Science to support 21st Century Healthcare?

Lloyd Provost, Improvement Advisor, Associates in Process Improvement Senior researcher and implementation expert, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Speakers and panel participants:

Kaveh Shojania, Professor and Vice Chair, Quality & Innovation, Department of Medicine, Director, University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Editor-in-chief, BMJ Quality & Safety
Josephine Ocloo, Improvement science fellow, Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College
Peter Lachman, Lead Faculty for QI, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland