Making a Case for DRIVE Participation – Flu Vaccination
Champions cannot implement DRIVE by themselves—they also need to develop a case for other individuals to participate. This can be accomplished through ensuring alignment, impact, and ease of implementation:
Communicate a sound rationale to decision makers that is in sync with their health/medical/public health incentives or their desire to prioritize a specific issue or policy. In accordance, a Champion could make a case to their supervisor and address certain points that align with what their supervisors are already seeking.
Highlight the effect and significant positive results that ensue from the implementation of a DRIVE program.
Ease of Implementation
Reinforce that the DRIVE program has a simple and effective format that will greatly enhance local health outcomes and practice effectiveness.
Below are examples and sample questions that provide context for these 3 aspects of a DRIVE program focusing on flu vaccination:
- Are flu vaccination rates low in your patient population?
- Are you required to report flu vaccination rates to your health system or payer?
- Do you or your practice receive a bonus based on flu vaccination performance?
- Approach implemented by thousands of clinicians nationwide realizing significant improvement
- A quality improvement (QI) cycle will require 30 to 40 hours over 6 to 9 months by the Champions
- Improvement strategies and activities foster efficiency and a positive work environment
DRIVE success factors
The success of the DRIVE program can be achieved by taking into account:
- Strong communication lines and internal alignment
- Clear organizational commitment to the project and sustainable improvement
- Shared understanding of project, goals, and data
- Positive reinforcement for participants
- Flexibility and creativity in meeting the challenges of implementation
- Commitment to sustain better health outcomes in the community