Project Summary

Clinical Best Practice Integration (cBPI) is the organization and methods at Intermountain Health to prioritize, share and track implementation of evidence-based clinical interventions (EBI), including future HSII implementation projects. The goal of this Capacity Building Project is to alleviate known constraints in Intermountain’s existing approach to be able to take on equitable future HSII projects. Intermountain will accomplish this goal with three activities:

First, Intermountain will establish an HSII Readiness Steering Committee. The HSII Readiness Steering Committee will be led by Raj Srivastava, M.D., MPH, the project lead and principal investigator for the Capacity Building Project, under the direction of Dr. JP Valin, M.D., MHA, the Intermountain Health chief clinical officer. With support from an HSII Readiness project manager, the Steering Committee will identify and monitor overall HSII readiness activities, both Capacity Building Project activities and other necessary work.

Second, Intermountain will adapt and test a decision-making process for rapid prioritization of future HSII implementation projects that is embedded in their existing cBPI prioritization process. This will ensure a sustained future approach to prioritization and all future HSII calls for proposals: (1) align with Intermountain Health strategic priorities, (2) receive appropriate ecological support and buy-in prior to submission, (3) include engaged key decision makers prepared to commit resources, (4) fully represent traditionally underserved patient populations that they serve and (5) are submitted in a timely manner.

Finally, Intermountain will develop and test a robust, standardized approach for building measurement systems for future HSII Implementation Projects. The lack of standardization in report development leads to inefficient use of clinical analyst resources and limits the number of cBPI projects their organization pursues annually. Based upon historical experience, they anticipate that a standard adherence measure specification and defined cohort subpopulations, reporting data table, and reporting template will free constrained resources and ensure equitable evaluation.

Health System Name

  • Intermountain Health

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Executive Director, Healthcare Delivery Institute

About HSII Capacity Building Projects
Funding for HSII Capacity Building Projects was the first funding opportunity available under HSII, to support HSII Participants’ efforts to prepare for successful implementation and program evaluation as part of HSII Implementation Projects. Through HSII, HSII Participants will undertake implementation projects to actively advance the adoption of new evidence, drawn from PCORI-funded research, into their care delivery settings.

Project Information

Intermountain Health

Key Dates

June 2023
December 2024
Last updated: June 27, 2023