Viewpoint: A Novel Method for Tackling Complex Population Health Problems

Posted June 17, 2015 by NICHQ

In a Viewpoint featured in the June 15 online first edition of JAMA Pediatrics, NICHQ authors Marianne McPherson, PhD, MS, Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, and collaborator Peter Gloor, PhD, research scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, illustrate how collaborative improvement and innovation networks (CoIINs) can be implemented to achieve results in a population health context.

By combining three key methods for change—collaborative learning, collaborative innovation networks and quality improvement—CoIINs are able to increase adoption of effective strategies to address complex problems related to children’s health, notes the paper. The paper also demonstrates how the approach is applied in the NICHQ-led Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) and showcases six elements for implementing CoIINs in population health.

Read the full publication: Using Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks to Tackle Complex Population Health Problems



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