Project Summary

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Capacity Building Project will focus on further strengthening the organization’s learning health system functions and preparing the health system leaders and key staff to participate in upcoming HSII implementation projects with the primary goal of producing the KPSC Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Implementation Playbook. The EBP Implementation Playbook will provide:

  1. Practical guidance for how the organization prioritizes the many possible EBPs for implementation.
  2. Descriptions and guidance for the selection and use of effective implementation strategies that were deployed previously in the organization and elsewhere.
  3. Guidance for program evaluation to assess the success of the implementation efforts and the clinical effectiveness of prioritized EBPs.

To accomplish this, the scope of work has been divided into four work streams:

  • Establish KPSC’s EBP implementation prioritization framework.
  • Conduct an internal assessment to learn from exemplary KPSC EBP initiatives.
  • Conduct an external assessment to synthesize learnings from EBP implementation initiatives outside of KPSC.
  • Develop and socialize the EBP Implementation Playbook.

The proposed activities engage a broad range of health system leaders and other stakeholders. The primary KPSC organizational entities leading the CBP activities include the Regional Quality Team led by Nancy Gin, M.D., and the Division of Health Services Research and Implementation Science, led by Huong Nguyen, Ph.D., RN. Other key units reporting directly to Gin or to her executive counterparts which will participate in the CBP activities include senior leaders overseeing the seven clinical service lines (adult primary care, behavioral health, hospital, medical specialties, surgical, care of children and women’s health). The resulting EBP Implementation Playbook will provide actionable guidance that KPSC will use to prioritize and facilitate implementation and evaluation of future HSII implementation projects.

Health System Name

  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Nancy Gin, MD, Regional Medical Director, Quality & Clinical Analysis
  • Huong Nguyen, PhD, RN, Director

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

Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Key Dates

June 2023
December 2024
Last updated: June 27, 2023