Too often, significant lags occur in moving evidence of the best ways to deliver care into routine practice. To increase uptake of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality evidence reviews, AIR is working with a panel of 11 diverse learning health systems to gather ideas, feedback, and recommendations on evidence topics, products, and tools to help health systems integrate evidence-based findings into routine operations. Such tools and resources might include a range of products, such as a tool to quickly triage the relevance of evidence to the user, a tool that links the user easily to specific categories of information within the review, an evidence template, or detailed information about the evidence’s relevance to specific populations and settings.
After testing new evidence materials with potential end-users, AIR will work with the 11 systems to tailor implementation to their local context and needs; evaluate products and tools with each participating health system; and revise the products based on the evaluation. The project also includes identifying strategies to overcome implementation challenges, including contextual information about audience characteristics that might affect usability and adoption.