Practical Steps for Practice Transfer: The Four A's of Adoption.

Practical Steps for Practice Transfer: The Four A's of Adoption.


Hannah King, MPH; Karen Tallman, PhD; Arthur K Huberman, MD

Fall 2005 - Volume 9 Number 4

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-096

The Four A's of Adoption are practical and easy steps for transferring a successful practice from one location to another. The A's are based on the work of Rogers,1 Szulanski,2 Plsek,3 and a recent Kaiser Permanente (KP) study of transfer success factors conducted by the Care Experience Council (CEC).4 (See "Stealing Shamelessly," page 52.) In order to improve the likelihood of successful adoption, the Four A's were created to help leaders:

  • Raise awareness in their facility/Region that a better practice exists
  • Assess the probability of acceptance of the new practice
  • Develop alignment and support for the practice
  • Take action to implement the practice.

Click here to join the ETOC list or text ETOC to 22828. You will receive an email notice with the Table of Contents of each issue.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 11,225 eTOC readers, and in 2017, 1.5 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

The Permanente Journal

The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.

Reprint Permissions

The Permanente Journal welcomes requests for reprints and reproduction. Use of any and all material published in The Permanente Journal is copyrighted and protected.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2018 thepermanentejournal.org.

The Permanente Press. All Rights Reserved.