The goal of this article is to describe an integrated parallel process for the co-development of written and computable clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to accelerate adoption and increase the impact of guideline recommendations in clinical practice. From February 2018 through December 2021, interdisciplinary work groups were formed after an initial Kaizen event and using expert consensus and available literature, produced a 12-phase integrated process (IP). The IP includes activities, resources, and iterative feedback loops for developing, implementing, disseminating, communicating, and evaluating CPGs. The IP incorporates guideline standards and informatics practices and clarifies how informaticians, implementers, health communicators, evaluators, and clinicians can help guideline developers throughout the development and implementation cycle to effectively co-develop written and computable guidelines. More efficient processes are essential to create actionable CPGs, disseminate and communicate recommendations to clinical end users, and evaluate CPG performance. Pilot testing is underway to determine how this IP expedites the implementation of CPGs into clinical practice and improves guideline uptake and health outcomes.
Matson-Koffman, Dyann M.; Robinson, Susan J.; Jakhmola, Priya; Fochtmann, Laura J.; Willett, DuWayne; Lubin, Ira M.; Burton, Matthew M.; Tailor, Amrita; Pitts, Dana L.; Casey, Donald E.; Opelka, Frank G.; Mullins, Ryan; Elder, Randy; and Michaels, Maria, "An Integrated Process for Co-Developing and Implementing Written and Computable Clinical Practice Guidelines" (2023). College of Population Health Faculty Papers. Paper 181.
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