A comprehensive program consisting of: (1) education; (2) protocol for trial and use; review of experiences and data; and (3) reinforcement of learnings supported by facilitated implementation was introduced. Use of the product was measured during each of the three steps.¹ The process was facilitated using DS&R’s Healthcare Accelerator for Technology Adoption (Healthcare ATA©).
There was an increase use of the product and treatment regimen at each of the three steps of the process. Adoption of the new approach gained momentum as clinicians recognized the functional improvement in their patient population. The pilot approach was used as template to enhance adoption at other sites across the country.
¹ Lalla & Arshoff, A mental health initiative to enhance schizophrenia treatment efficacy, Healthcare Management Forum 2013:26(1): 46-50