How Knowledge Translation and Quality Improvement Impact Medical Learning
July 21, 2014•14 min
Hosted by: Alicia A. Sutton
Knowledge Translation (KT) is the process of making knowledge created within one professional community accessible, understandable and useful within other professional communities, which leads ultimately to widespread adoption of that knowledge into everyday health practices. But how is this done, and does it have any disruptive effects on Quality Improvement (QI) standards? Joining host Alicia Sutton to speak on this matter is Dr. Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD. Dr. Birnbaum is the Knowledge Translation Research Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy, the Director of Continuing Professional Development at Partners HealthCare, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.