Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM)
- To increase Implementation capability across NSW Health;
- To embed AIM principles in large-scale program and model of care implementation;
- To apply AIM principles in Local Health District project implementation.
Given the scale and pace of change-initiatives there is an ongoing demand for increased capability in applying AIM principles across the NSW Health system. The AIM strategy moves beyond training, to build capability through application of the principles in practice.
AIM provides a practical guide for managing change-projects. NSW Health has used AIM since 2007 to increase capability for implementing improvement programs.
AIM provides action-based tools and tactics to improve the speed, success and sustainability of implementation processes.
ACI has invested significantly to develop experienced AIM practitioners and instructors to build AIM capability at both the local health service and state health service levels. This is a key factor in sustaining and spreading AIM proficiency.
The AIM strategy group consists of AIM-accredited personnel with broad representation of educational, operational and strategic roles from local health services, HETI, CEC and ACI.
|February 2013||22 additional staff became accredited AIM practitioners, 30 instructors were certified and 14 AIM leaders commenced work on an AIM strategy for the NSW Health System|
|March 2013||Mentor / Buddy system established|
|May 2013||New AIM course offered locally|
|July 2013||Presentation and materials developed for an AIM workshop tailored to project sponsors.|
|July 2013||Implementation History Assessment tool used to survey a range of staff members on historical, organisational factors that may impact implementation of a specific project in Wagga Wagga Health Service. Interpreting the results of this AIM tool allows the project team to focus efforts on areas of need to increase the likelihood of success.|
|August 2013||New AIM course offered locally|
|September 2013||New AIM course offered locally|
|October 2013||New AIM course offered locally|
|December 2013||2-Day AIM course presentation and materials refreshed for contemporary context.|
|Hunter New England Local Health District||Hunter New England Local Health District|
|South Western Sydney Local Health District||South Western Sydney Local Health District|
|Sydney Local Health District||Sydney Local Health District|
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
Evaluation will be assessed in the following ways:
- Measure increase in 2-day course participation
- Measure increase in 2-day course delivery by accredited personnel
- Measure increase in SponsorShop delivery
- Measure how many trainer-accredited staff have delivered AIM courses
- Measure impact of AIM principles in implementation.
- General information on AIM: http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/centre-for-healthcare-redesign
- eLearning platform for AIM: http://gem.workstar.com.au
- Case study: http://www.imaworldwide.com/nsw-case-study
Program Manager, Centre for Healthcare Redesign
02 9464 4657
Director, Clinical Program Design and Implementation
02 9464 4605
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