This case study illustrates how a quality improvement (QI) Collaborative supports an implementation study of using mobile phone texting technology for notification of sexually transmitted infections (STI) test results. The County Health Departments making up the QI Collaborative meet monthly to discuss their progress in using QI to advance the use of texting for STI test results. The main purpose of QI Collaboratives is to maximize implementation outcomes through sharing of successes and challenges. The case study report describes how implementation research can adapt to the context of each unique CHD and the users of new knowledge rather than emphasizing the creation of new knowledge.
Livingood WC, Bilello L, Lukens-Bull K, Choe U. Enhancing sexually transmitted infection notification: A quality improvement collaborative case report. Front Public Health Serv Sys Res 2016; 5(4):21–6. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0504.04.