"In the face of ever-accelerating rates of health reform, the ability to quickly learn and adapt is an increasingly essential survival skill. Collaborative learning, as this book illustrates, is a powerful method to rapidly spread knowledge. Yet knowledge comes in two flavors – “knowledge that” and “knowledge how.” Knowing that a bicycle has two wheels, a seat, handlebars and a foot-pedal crank, for example, stands in sharp contrast to the practical knowledge of how to ride a bike.
This book assembles the world’s leading experts around healthcare collaborative learning, where “all teach, all learn” to massively accelerate learning and effective change. They share both the theory (knowledge that) and principles of practical application (knowledge how). Their complementary viewpoints and varied practical examples illuminate the central issues and core principles from every angle. That’s what makes it possible to apply these methods to the unique circumstances of any actual healthcare organization."
Brent James, M.D., MStat
Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Health Care
"All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care provides a unified vision and approach for developing and implementing internal and large-scale collaboratives. In each chapter, the authors provide valuable insights and practical steps that can be adopted and that are immediately actionable. This book is a reference tool that both the novice and expert improvement leader will come back to again and again. I know that I will.”
Kathleen Ciccone, DrPH, RN
Executive Director, HANYS Quality Institute
"The book is full of countless tactics to be utilized to improve the skills sets of leaders of collaboratives and to further improve the work of collaboratives. I plan to use my notes to reflect on what actions I can take now and in the future for improvement of myself and the work being done."
Cyndy Dunlap, RN, MPA, NEA-BC, FACHE
Vice President, QualityTexas Hospital Association
"The book contains numerous ideas. The mantra ‘Aims create systems, systems create change’ was primary for me".
Kimberly Cahill, MBA, BSN, RN
Quality Insights Project Coordinator, West Virginia Medical Institute