Changes Concepts & Ideas

5. Planning Your Improvements: Change Concepts and Ideas

What is it and how can it help me?

Originating from a general and abstract change concept, a change idea is an actionable, specific idea for changing a process. Change ideas can come from research, best practices, or from other organizations that have recognized a problem and have demonstrated improvement on a specific issue.

Where can I find out more information?

Using Change Concepts for Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

This web page from IHI explains some of the key concepts ideas for change and provides some common examples. >

Quality Improvement Primer: Change Concepts and Ideas
Health Quality Ontario

This workbook goes into slightly more detail explaining some of the key change concepts. >