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.

The Permanente Press

Sponsored by the National Permanente Medical Groups, The Permanente Journal is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities published in print quarterly by The Permanente Press.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 15,350 eTOC readers, and in 2018, 2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

CME

The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this journal-based CME activity for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ISSN 1552-5767 Copyright © 2019 thepermanentejournal.org.

All Rights Reserved.