Adhering to evidence-based clinical guidelines is recognized by both medical practitioners and administrators as a key pathway to improving quality of care, whether in complex, distributed health care systems or in community-based practices. Yet despite the demonstrated advantages that guidelines provide in the context of care delivery, implementing recommendations is fraught with potential pitfalls. Culture, cost, and complexity are chief among a variety of barriers to successful implementation of evidence-based pathways and clinical guidelines. Notwithstanding these challenges, real-world examples have established that implementation is achievable across a variety of clinical settings. These issues are especially important in hematology, as both malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders are uncommon and complex.
This session will explore issues related to the implementation of evidence-based pathways and clinical guidelines, examine research supporting effective strategies for developing implementation methodologies, and review practical examples of successful implementation of pathways or guidelines in large-scale clinical settings. The session will include practical takeaways for immediate use by practitioners and administrators alike.
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