Are You Ready? How Health Professionals Can Comprehensively Conceptualize Readiness for Change

  title={Are You Ready? How Health Professionals Can Comprehensively Conceptualize Readiness for Change},
  author={Daniel T. Holt and PhD Christian D. Helfrich MPH and RN PhDCarmenG.Hall and Bryan J. Weiner},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
One important factor influencing the successful implementation of system-wide change is initial readiness. Readiness is defined as the degree to which those involved are individually and collectively primed, motivated, and technically capable of executing the change. We present a conceptual framework that highlights three broad areas to be considered if health-care professionals are to comprehensively evaluate readiness that includes psychological factors (i.e., characteristics of those being… CONTINUE READING
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