The Clinical Practice Program Start-Up Kit

The Clinical Practice Program Start-up Kit Essentials

The clinical practice program start-up kit includes a collection of documents that will assist you in your efforts to develop and implement a successful and sustainable program. Each document is FREE and available for down-load at your convenience. Click on the link following each description below for that specific document. The best place to start is with the “Read Me First” document. It provides a description of each document, along with how to use it during the start-up of your program.

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The documents are:

Read Me First

This document describes each of the following documents and how to use them to assist you in developing your program. read-me-first-cpp-2016


This is a program assessment tool. It is an assessment form which determines how structured your program is, and which parts of your program are in need of further development.  assessment-cpp-2016

Meeting Checklist

This is the meeting checklist you will use to set up your first three meetings. It is designed to make sure you develop good habits in meeting preparation.  meeting-checklist-cpp-2016


This is a template you can use for your committee meetings. Is is designed to include the elements described in the Meeting Checklist (#2).  agenda-cpp-2016


This is a PowerPoint presentation that describes the Seven Pillars as they apply to your program. This presentation will help you provide an overview of what your committee will need to focus on in the early phase of the program’s development.  presentation-cpp-2016


This example of a dashboard is also used as a template for your program’s dashboard. It includes tabs for goals, actions plans, results, charts, assessment and recommendations.  dashboard-cpp-2016


This is a sample document that you can use to record your committee minutes. Just like the Agenda document, it has most of the elements you will need to create consistent meeting notes. It is customizable to meet the needs of your committee.  minutes-cpp-2016


This is a document that you can use as a template for your newsletter. Newsletters are great ways to distribute information and communicate what your program is doing for your hospital or healthcare system.  newsletter-cpp-2016

Issue Journal

This is a document that describes scenarios you may encounter while starting up your program. The goal is for you to create a journal of your experiences as the program develops.  issue-journal-cpp-2016

Ten Rules for Engagement

This document describes the Ten Rules for Physician Engagement for Healthcare Leaders. It establishes an approach for engaging, not just physicians, but all of your stakeholders.  ten-rules-for-engagement-cpp-2016

Ten Steps to Best Practice

This document describes one way to approach performance improvement. It is a step-by-step method for achieving clinical practice improvement.  ten-steps-to-best-practice-cpp-2016

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