Frontline Clinical Innovation Master Class
What you'll learn
- Learn how to apply a proven framework to enable and promote frontline clinical innovation at your organization. In this course, we are going to share the lessons we’ve learned over years of working across clinical and ancillary support teams, and with hospital leadership, to implement innovative solutions. We’ll talk about the framework we’ve developed to promote innovation at our organizations, challenges with implementing the framework and how to address them, and even share templates for useful items like a guide for an Innovative Solutions Workgroup and supporting infrastructure, guiding principles, a template for performing a functional needs assessment, a roadmap for the management of innovative projects, and more.
- Organizational tips and templates for building an Innovation Workgroup
- A template for performing a "Needs Assessment" analysis to assess a problem or need
- A template for performing a "Solutions Assessment" analysis to uncover factors influencing an issue
- How to apply the DOTmLPF framework to analyze a problem and discover potential solutions
- How to develop a mission statement for an innovation workgroup
- How to apply a proven proof of concept development process to create, test, and iterate prototypes
- Tips and tricks for designing innovative solutions on a small budget
- How to effectively leverage IT resources to support your projects
- There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
Our Frontline Clinical Innovation Framework Master Class is a comprehensive course covering a practical approach to implementing innovative solutions in the clinical environment. The course - and supporting material - has been developed by two life-long innovators with experience building and promoting innovation practices at multiple healthcare organizations.
In this course, you'll learn how to apply the proven Frontline Innovation Framework™ to reduce the complexity around implementing innovative solutions in the clinical space, and to enable and promote frontline clinical innovation at your organization through the use of structured, repeatable processes. The instructors share the lessons they’ve learned over years of working across clinical and ancillary support teams, and with hospital leadership, to implement innovative solutions, as well as more than 20 documentation templates you can download and re-purpose to meet your innovative project needs. We'll share challenges with implementing the framework and how to address them, and guidelines for developing your own Innovation Workgroup at your organization including:
The Frontline Innovation Framework™ and supporting processes - A framework for taking a structured, repeatable approach to frontline innovation, designed to help you quickly discover and document needs, evaluate problems in detail, understand influencing factors effectively, and to plan, build, implement and sustain your innovative solutions, as well as the processes that support these activities.
An example mission statement - Re-purpose our example mission statement to get your Innovation Workgroup up and running quickly!
A guide to developing guiding principles - Use our template to quickly build-out guiding principles for your Innovation Workgroup while ensuring your Innovation Workgroup goals and operational principles align with your organization's strategic and clinical initiatives.
A proven process for intake and prioritization of new ideas - Assessing and prioritizing innovative ideas can be challenging. Use our proven Intake Form and Frontline Innovation Framework assessment processes to efficiently harvest, screen, develop, and implement innovative ideas.
A template for performing functional needs assessments - Functional needs assessments, leveraging a modified DOTmLPF framework, will help you identify and document what's needed to address the root-causes of specific issues.
A template for performing solutions assessments - Our "Solutions Assessment" template will help you build on the needs assessment and document a planned approach to applying your solution to a specific problem.
A roadmap for the management of innovative projects - Apply our project templates to easily document, manage, and even open-source your innovative projects!
A proof of concept and prototype development process that has been proven through multiple successful projects - Use our templates for process and tips and tricks to kick-start your POC and prototype development processes!
A guide to implementing and supporting pilots and full-on roll-outs - Customize our template for an Operational Support Plan to plan implementations large and small.
Tips and tricks for leveraging IT resources to support your projects - Learn to leverage Information Technology resources to quantify the problem, identify baseline performance metrics, and measure the impact of your innovative solution!
The course features 7 lectures with over an hour and a half of instruction, as well as more than 20 downloadable templates and resources you can use to kick-start your projects, evaluate problems and discover solutions, and start an Innovation Workgroup to support and promote innovation at your organization. The instructors plan to add more content in the future, and you'll receive this content for free, as it is released.
Please note - This training/course is provided as-is. Opinions, views, or advice presented in this course is based on the experience of the instructors and is in no way guaranteed or endorsed by their current or past employers.
Copyright 2021 Andrew Peterman and Michael Pickett. All Rights Reserved.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed with the frontline clinical innovator in mind and is written from the perspective of a clinical innovator, but could also be beneficial for hospital support staff, hospital leadership, or any other individual who wants to promote and enable innovative ideas at their organization.
An Information Technology leader focused on developing data-driven, technology-enabled solutions with a demonstrated history in both hospital and space medicine applications.
Andrew is an experienced IT Director and technology expert with a demonstrated history of designing, implementing, and supporting Information Technology systems. He's spent the last fifteen years architecting and supporting clinical systems, and developing roadmaps for healthcare technologies and technology investment. He's passionate about healthcare innovation, and has led innovation-focused teams at multiple organizations.
Duke trained, 20+ years clinical experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, leading through innovation + inventor
Michael T. Pickett, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) with over 20 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and leading through innovation. Michael has an interest in creating staff-led solutions through videography, product design, development, and implementation into clinical practice. Michael is the project lead or co-lead in the design, development and implementation of many innovative products plus more on the horizon, with a mix of these being used just for TCH, one open sourced, and a simulation task trainer series of products which include the RediStik™ Wearable PIV, CVC, and Port Task Trainers, and the surgical simulation trainer which includes the RediStik™ Pediatric ECMO Cannulation Trainer. A cornerstone to the RediStik™ series and other innovation project successes is adopting a multidisciplinary, ground-up approach to staff-led solutions by collaborating with end users throughout the entire innovation process.
In 2016, Michael helped initiate and became the founding chair of a nursing innovation council at TCH. The council's mission is to build an innovative ecosystem within TCH by developing collaborative relationships within the hospital, with leading manufacturers and with other innovators outside the TCH network to solve identified clinical needs. A cornerstone to the council’s success is connecting to end users within TCH by supporting staff-led solutions from a ground-up approach to innovation. Product design outcomes include three IV pole securement solutions: chest tube, oxygen tank and portable monitor securement devices, which were piloted and implemented on the intensive care units.
Michael transitioned to an ISC mentorship role in October 2018 and in January 2019 joined the TCH Global HOPE Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) as the nursing innovation expect. The NAC goal is to provide nursing expertise in the development of excellent nursing practice in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO) Centers of Excellence (COE) in Sub-Saharan Africa. In collaboration with the Global HOPE team, The RediStik™PIV, CVC and Port Trainerspartnered with newly developed nursing skills videos, were piloted in 2019 in Sub-Saharan Africa clinics and currently being utilized in Malawi, Uganda and Botswana.
Michael joined the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute as an advisor in 2018, supporting start-up companies with feedback and networking on their designs from the frontline perspective.
Michael has worked at TCH for the past 17 years. He has worked in Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia since 2016. Previously, he worked in the TCH Emergency Department for 12 years and prior to that he worked in a private pediatric practice for 3 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Duke University – Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Master of Science in Nursing - 2000
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 1997