One possible solution is to innovate the replication process itself. Replication consultancy is an approach that HQP has developed to partner with adopting organizations to provide them with all the needed training, analytics, tools, implementation planning and support to successfully implement and sustain HQP's program of advanced preventive care. The key is to continue to relentlessly innovate new program designs AND new methods of replication needed to spread these programs. Large scale, sustained support, applied R&D and carefully crafted evaluation research is needed to help evolve this field in a manner that is credible, progressively more effective, and broadly useful.
We can and we are doing this. Strong, visionary leadership and a constancy to purpose is essential. Two organizations with such leadership that have partnered with HQP are Doylestown Health (Doylestown, PA) and Martins Point Health Care (Portland, ME). Our colleagues at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers which hosts the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs have been terrific collaborators and co-authored the Health Affairs piece. We hope to inspire and recruit others to support and engage in this important and promising work. Let's go.