Data-Driven Diffusion Of Innovations: EvidenceNOW as an Example of a Large-Scale Innovative Delivery Model

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In the February issue of Health Affairs, “Diffusion of Innovation,” David Dorr, Julia Adler-Milstein and Deb Cohen – ESCALATES’ Principal Investigator, wrote about the successes and challenges of data-driven diffusion of innovation in three different large-scale delivery system demonstration projects. EvidenceNOW was one of the initiatives examined. They found that although there was a lack of data to drive innovation in core functions of the delivery models, interventions like facilitating peer-to-peer technical assistance, and using practice facilitators to stimulate quality improvement helped practices to transform despite deficiencies in data.


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