Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Foothills Medical Centre and University of Calgary and President, Canadian Heart Failure Association Calgary, Canada
TRANSFORM HF Knowledge and Technology Exchange and Exploitation (KTEE) Lead
Knowledge Translation: KTEE and its initiatives will be shaped by the KT Complexity Network framework, which optimizes the effective and timely knowledge creation and movement across the main stakeholders organized in 5 distinctive groups:
KTEE will work with HQP to implement and evaluate educational programs and packages with a closed loop model evaluating the impact on practice change. Working with WP3 and HQP, KTEE will implement techniques to encourage and sustain practice change – i.e. incentives, assistance with outcomes monitoring, engagement in “implementation science research” and influence policy using knowledge created within and curated by TRANSFORM HF.
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Critical thinking to knowledge dissemination and uptake will be enabled through the engagement of primary practice partners such as the UTOPIAN network. Together TRANSFORM HF and Primary Care teams will establish community best practices standards specific to regional resources (conventionally, these resources are different relative to academic centres and thus creates access challenges within the community).
KTEE will exploit academic channels for dissemination of findings related to relevant research, practice, education and implementation findings. This will include the use of www.transformhf.com website and existing national meetings including the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and CHFS. Integration with other international consortia to maximize the dissemination of findings, practices, technology, and influence perceptions related to heart failure management will be essential.