Be Part of the Solution.

Earn Your Certification & Become an #ImplementationInfluencer


Implementing a strategy that requires long-lasting change in human behavior is one of the greatest leadership challenges for healthcare professionalsAn estimated 70% of initiatives that require change from front-line staff fail to produce results.


Implementation science provides healthcare teams the skills and tools to close the idea-to-implementation gap to attain solid execution of evidence-based practices for quality and performance improvement. This intensive training program will teach how to rise above the day-to-day grind and provide the necessary clarity, commitment, collaboration and accountability required for effective implementation.

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Certification Overview

Upon receiving the #ImplementationInfluencer certification, participants will have the skills to:

  • Assess the actual performance of healthcare services, define desired performance, and identify the gaps impeding improvement

  • Identify appropriate and feasible evidence-based practices (EBPs) that address the identified gaps between actual and desired performance

  • Persuasively introduce new EBPs and overcome common implementation barriers

  • Assess and increase stakeholder engagement in performance improvement

  • Identify and use appropriate data to monitor the effectiveness of improvement interventions

  • Advocate for the importance of implementation in performance, quality and safety improvement activities

Additional Benefits

Additional benefits of participation in this training program include:

  • Leadership skill building for implementing and evaluating evidence-based practices

  • Access to expert faculty in implementation practice and healthcare operations

  • Published literature and hands-on training exercises

  • Follow-up implementation support (V&R Implementation Consults)

  • Interaction and collaboration with peers from within and outside your organization

  • Certificate of completion of training

What is Implementation Science?

Implementation science is the study of how to transform evidence-based ideas into changes incorporated into everyday practice that improve healthcare outcomes. This involves assessing barriers to change, understanding the target group and setting, and selecting effective strategies and measures to change behavior.


Improving Quality, Saving Lives.


All Michigan hospitals and thousands of their team members are voluntarily participating in MHA programs to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. A growing number of hospitals in other states are now part of the MHA-lead patient safety and quality initiatives.

As a result of these initiatives, which are driven by evidence-based, best practices, and strongly supported by data, engaged hospitals are seeing great improvements on safety and quality outcomes. The MHA Keystone Center’s mission, vision, and values are an essential part of the work being done, and demonstrate their engagement to improving Michigan hospitals.

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