Adopt or Adapt?

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Adopt or Adapt?

Has the organization decided to adopt the practice as it has been piloted?

Yes? Move on to Full Operation.

No? Do another round of pilot testing.

A first pilot frequently raises issues that need to be addressed before expanding – that’s why we pilot.

By revising your implementation plan and doing a second pilot with the same or an additional team, you can test solutions to problems that have been identified.

If you keep your pilot tests short, doing several rounds will make improvements so that it is easy to scale up to a broader implementation. Remember that staff will improve their performance with experience, additional coaching and follow up training and technical assistance.

The pilot tests are to address process and system issues like paperwork, room set up, and patient flow.