Linking evidence reviews to organizational guideline planning : a pilot test of an interactive, Web-based presentation and discussion of evidence

OBJECTIVES: The goal of the Clinical Operations Evidence Review cyberseminar pilot project was to develop and test a method for facilitating the adoption and implementation of an EPC report's findings into a health system's clinical guideline. METHODS: This project was a collaboration with...

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Main Authors: Lin, Jennifer, Rubenstein, Lisa V. (Author), Beil, Tracy (Author), Hempel, Susanne (Author)
Corporate Authors: United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (Center for Health Research (Kaiser-Permanente Medical Care Program. Northwest Region), Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center/RAND
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Rockville (MD) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) 2018, October 2018
Series:Methods research report
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:OBJECTIVES: The goal of the Clinical Operations Evidence Review cyberseminar pilot project was to develop and test a method for facilitating the adoption and implementation of an EPC report's findings into a health system's clinical guideline. METHODS: This project was a collaboration with key partners at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute (CMI). Over several months, we developed, implemented, and evaluated a 1-hour interactive, web-based presentation and discussion of evidence on interventions to prevent (or delay) the onset of diabetes. Through phone interviews and an online survey, we evaluated the content and usefulness of the EPC report to inform a clinical operations guideline and implementation process, the utility of the cyberseminar itself, and the extent to which this process was likely to inform decision-making at Kaiser Permanente.
Our key partners at CMI agreed that hearing from people working on implementation of diabetes prevention interventions in different regions was helpful, as was being able to query evidence reviewers during and after the cyberseminar. Guideline developers reported that the cyberseminar would change aspects of guideline and process. Participants identified several areas EPC reports could address beyond effectiveness and harms that would be particularly helpful to health care organizations, including: (1) information about implementation and monitoring considerations for included interventions, (2) information on important subgroups, (3) (if applicable) information on how reports have been used to inform national guidelines, and (4) consistency between report findings and other existing systematic reviews.
RESULTS: The cyberseminar: (1) targeted multiple disciplines and levels of leadership in the decision-making process, (2) engaged participants using an interactive rather than didactic (static) format, and (3) delivered the evidence in a context relevant to stakeholders. Stakeholders included members of Kaiser Permanente's diabetes guideline development team and national and regional implementation leaders for diabetes prevention efforts within Kaiser Permanente. The cyberseminar was well received and served the needs of the guideline development team. The presentation focused on a high-level summary of the systematic review evidence; comparison of review findings with other systematic reviews; a description of implementation issues for included lifestyle interventions; a review of CMS reimbursement for lifestyle interventions; and a discussion about pre-identified considerations.
CONCLUSIONS: Our pilot cyberseminar shows promise as a dynamic format to link evidence and evidence reviewers to organization-specific guideline development, and to integrate key stakeholders into the early guideline development process. The success of this effort required both the readiness of the health system and a partnership between evidence reviewers and the health system
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