CAN-Implement© is a structured and systematic process informed by the Knowledge to Action Model (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23796066) to support health practitioners, frontline managers or policy makers in adapting clinical practice guidelines for local use.
CAN-Implement© provides detailed guidance on how to adapt evidence or best practice recommendations to local context and plan for implementation. It includes support materials and resources that can assist users to facilitate three core phases of evidence implementation:
An online version, CAN-Implement.Pro©, was developed to enable greater dissemination and utilisation of the CAN-Implement© process. It is open-access (non-commercialised); designed to assist users in guideline implementation. The user interface consists of three phases with the steps from CAN-Implement© embedded as points of guided interaction that clearly establishes the role of implementation planning at the commencement of a guideline project. The facilitation components have been integrated to enhance accessibility within each phase and step, and includes access to a high level public web forum to enable users across the world to communicate on regional issues or collaborate in a shared learning context.
This is a three-phase study (figure 1); participation in phase one does not imply on-going participation. Purposively selected participants from phase one will be invited to continue with future phases. Participants in phase one are welcome to contact the research team to indicate interest in continued participation.
Participants will include groups such as guideline development groups or professional associations, academics, researchers, health practitioners, and policy makers who are interested in using CAN-Implement© and CAN-Implement.Pro© as a framework and a medium to facilitate their evidence implementation activity. These could either be groups who have identified evidence-based recommendations to address a clinical problem but are uncertain of how to proceed with their implementation or those who have yet to determine which evidence-based recommendations to address a clinical problem and are uncertain of how they could be implemented.
Groups (i.e. cases) will be purposively selected from Phase I participants. Selection of cases will aim for maximum variation so that a diverse range of cases can be studied. Groups from different geographical settings, health disciplines, scope of implementation, clinical area (e.g. cardiovascular, oncology, neurology), population of interest, and focus of health care (e.g. treatment, assessment, prevention) will be invited to participate in the study.
This study will include health professionals who consented to being contacted for follow-up. The focus is on facilitation of implementation practices and activities of health professionals and others involved in the development of guidelines for policy and practice.