Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

Innovation Challenge Playbook Solutions

Innovation Challenge: Implementation Playbooks

Last year IHA embarked on an ambitious initiative – galvanizing the spread of high impact, quality improvement innovations across the State of Illinois.
Unlike most innovation challenges that focus on identifying new-to-the-world innovations, the Partners in Progress Challenge focuses on innovations that are already showing promise. Knowing that these innovations will have a greater impact on patient outcomes when they are more widely adopted, we partnered three innovative hospital teams with three other Illinois hospitals who wanted to adopt their ideas. Over the course of the last year, there were multiple design sessions in Chicago and Springfield, site visits, and powerful collaboration between the three pairs of hospitals. The first year of the program was amazing, and now we want to scale the application of these innovations even further with the launch of a Playbook for each solution.
The Playbook solutions provide:
  • Outcomes and evidence critical to supporting why each innovation is successful
  • Tactical & Practical steps to implement the program
  • Who needs to be on board & involved
  • Obstacles, Barriers, Learnings, & Successes
  • The Spread site’s experience with integrating the innovation
  • Observations from the IHA
  • Tools to game plan implementing the innovation at your hospital
Our aim with the IHA Innovation Challenge Playbook is to leverage the reach of the IHA and the talent of our hospital members to accelerate the spread of high impact innovations to improve the lives of our patients. Please follow the link below to access the playbook solution for your hospital teams to get started!

If you’ve decided to move forward on exploring implementing one of the Playbook solutions, please contact the IHA HIIN Team. We are here to help you with guidance and resources you may need, and would love to hear from you.