Have you ever asked yourself the question, "how can I measure the work I am doing related to culture change?" If you have, then we're here to help you answer that question!
The Artifacts of Culture Change Tool, developed in 2006 by Karen Schoeneman and Carmen Bowman as a CMS project, has recently been updated to reflect current practice and support ease of use based on lessons learned from those who have used the tool over the past 13 years. The artifacts tool is integral to the culture change movement and a great way for communities to assess and measure where they are on the culture change journey, celebrate accomplishments, and generate goals and action plans for the journey. Pioneer Network is host to the web-based version of the Artifacts of Culture Change tool. By registering and completing the tool, communities are able to input, tabulate results, and store their data online, thereby accessing current and historical data.
This webinar will provide an overview of the tool and share how communities can use the tool and apply into best practice. Measuring person-centered practices is a challenge for most organizations, and therefore not often a part of routine benchmarking and reporting within their QAPI program. Adding Artifacts to a quarterly reporting schedule can help to better identify and analyze incremental changes, encourage reporting, and create high involvement of staff, family, and residents in soliciting feedback from varying perspectives to complete the tool. The data also can be used to reflect quality efforts and performance improvement.