What is a Collaborative?
A collaborative is a short-term learning system, run over 12-18 months that brings together a number of provider multidisciplinary teams to seek improvement in a focused topic area.
HSC Safety Forum collaboratives will have 3-4 Learning Sessions with action periods in between where teams will test and implement changes in their own settings and collect data to measure whether or not improvement is occurring.
A final “Holding the Gains” event will be held approximately 6 months after the final Learning Set and will focus on:
- Attainment of the improvement goals
- The impact of the improvement work
- Sustainability of the identified measures
- Celebrate success
To provide some additional information on this improvement method, please see 'A Guide to start you on your collaborative quality improvement journey'.