Project Summary

The University Hospitals Health Systems (UH) Capacity Building Project outlines three major activities that will build the capacity for UH to efficiently and effectively respond to and conduct HSII implementation projects and evaluations:

  1. Implementation Science Training will be provided to key clinical staff across the UH system who will gain a better understanding of implementation science and learn how to design and conduct implementation projects, evaluate outcomes, collaborate with stakeholders and disseminate and translate implementation research findings to diverse audiences. They will become Implementation Champions.
  2. Data and Analytics Training will grow the breadth and depth of UH’s data analytics capacity using its new EHR system, Epic. The UH Epic system has been designed for more efficient data capture and evaluation, and to make EHR data more accessible and user friendly. Participants will learn to use these improved resources and access data that will help enhance their analytics capacity and prioritize HSII activities, and will allow greater and faster access to data necessary for program evaluation.
  3. Establish System Processes to Effectively Respond to Future Implementation Calls. Project leads, Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., and Marlene Miller, M.D., MSc, will design a standard operating procedure to enable UH to prioritize and respond efficiently and effectively to implementation funding opportunities from the PCORI HSII. They will utilize existing quality improvement and operational leadership meetings and work flows to facilitate and accelerate UH’s ability to respond to HSII implementation proposals.

A project manager (PM) will be hired to launch and oversee the Capacity Building Project activities, support Pronovost and Miller in initial participation in the HSII Learning Network and assist with establishing internal communications and coordination for HSII. The PM will provide dedicated administrative support to Pronovost and Miller for all capacity-building efforts under the HSII, including planning and documenting the successful execution and completion of the proposed project activities. The position will be sustained through funding allocated through future HSII Implementation Projects.

Health System Name

  • University Hospitals Health System

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Quality and Clinical Transformation Officer
  • Marlene Miller MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

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

University Hospitals Health System

Key Dates

June 2023
December 2024
Last updated: July 5, 2023