Fast and Well-Reported Implementation: Fast-IM and RE-AIM

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Jeff Kirk Svane
Lars Konge
Hanne Tønnesen

Abstract

Background  Implementation in healthcare is often slow and poorly reported. Results include suboptimal outcomes and adverse consequences for patients. However, promising tools to remedy implementation speed and reporting already exist – such as the evidence-based, fast-track implementation model (Fast-IM) and the comprehensive RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance) reporting format.
Metods  In combination, Fast-IM and RE-AIM may constitute a new best practice for fast and well-reported implementation. The aim of this article was to visualize the feasibility of the combination in practice via 3 examples concerning smoking cessation among patients, simulation-based training of healthcare professionals, and mandatory regulation.
Results  Combining Fast-IM and RE-AIM is feasible and provides a useful overview of both implementation process and results.
Conclusion  This article describes a new best practice for fast and well-reported implementation by combining Fast-IM and RE-AIM.

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Best Practice / Clinical Guidelines