CAHO’s Evaluation of ARTIC Program

Phase I Evaluation of the ARTIC Program 

CAHO recently conducted an Evaluation of the ARTIC Program, to assess if the program is meeting its objectives. This is meant to shape the future of the ARTIC Program and ensure that it is providing the right mix of supports to effectively facilitate the rapid movement of evidence into practice.

The key findings of the Report, released on November 15, 2013, are:

The evaluation also identified areas for improvement. According to the evaluation, the ARTIC program is capable of spread and scale beyond CAHO hospitals. This includes the documentation and sharing of guidelines with a broader community of stakeholders and organizations. Other recommendations include the adoption of regular feedback mechanisms for all projects, as well as the definition and adoption of standardized metrics for measuring value, impact and sustainability across all current and future.

CAHO engaged Cathexis Consulting to conduct the evaluation and produce a report. The full report, by Cathexis Consulting Inc., is attached for your reference: CAHO ARTIC Phase 1 Evaluation Final Report.

Phase II Evaluation of the ARTIC Program 

CAHO recently conducted the Phase II evaluation to assess the impact, value and sustainability of the ARTIC Program. The Phase II Evaluation of the ARTIC Program had six key findings:

1. The ARTIC program made implementation of evidence-based interventions more likely, faster and more consistent with the research evidence.

2. The ARTIC program supported high levels of sustainment.

3. Directly through ARTIC, the 6 projects were spread to 79 sites and beyond.

4. The ARTIC program built substantial implementation capacity and leadership across the system.

5. Each of the ARTIC projects reported broader healthcare impacts.

6. The unique value of the ARTIC program lies in its proven model for implementing established evidence-based interventions.

CAHO engaged Cathexis Consulting to conduct the evaluation and produce a report. The full report, by Cathexis Consulting Inc., is attached for your reference: CAHO ARTIC Phase II Evaluation Final Report