The Implementation Fidelity Tracker: Development and Dissemination of an Audit-Feedback Tool to Evaluate Implementation-Based Healthcare Efforts
1Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for HIV and Hepatitis (QUERI-HIV/HEP) and Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles Ca, USA
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- Henry D Anaya
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Received date: March 24, 2015; Accepted date: May 15, 2015; Published date: May 26, 2015
Citation: Anaya HD (2015) The Implementation Fidelity Tracker: Development and Dissemination of an Audit-Feedback Tool to Evaluate Implementation-Based Healthcare Efforts. J AIDS Clin Res 6:462. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000462
Copyright: © 2015 Anaya HD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Evaluation of implementation activities in real-time allows for both tailoring of the intervention to allow for the best chance at success. Evaluation also acts as an effective audit-feedback mechanism to highlight barriers and facilitators of the implementation to field staff and key stakeholders, as well as a measure of fidelity to the implementation effort itself. The development and use of an implementation fidelity tracker is discussed. This type of implementation tool has widespread implications for evaluation of specific activities pertaining to implementation efforts. Its simplicity and versatility allow for use in a variety of domains.