Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science
Jori May, MD ('24)
David H. Henry, MD ('24)
Ashley Jenkins, MD, MSc ('24)
Allison A. King, MD, PhD, MPH ('24)
Hillary S. Maitland, MD, MS ('24)
Sam Merrill, MD, PhD ('24)
Menaka Pai, MD, MSc, BSc, FRCPC ('24)
Surbhi Shah, MD ('24)
Maya Abdallah, MD ('24) -
Nicholas R. Burwick, MD ('25) -
Urshila Durani, MD, MPH ('26) -
Robert Eisner, DO ('26) -
Kerice A. Pinkney, MBBS ('23) -
Michael T. Tees, MD, MPH ('24) -
The Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science, a subcommittee of the Committee on Quality, establishes and coordinates the identification, prioritization, and management of dissemination and implementation activities for ASH guidelines and other related quality efforts. Members of the subcommittee have demonstrated experience and interest in guideline dissemination and implementation and represent diverse clinical expertise. The subcommittee interfaces with the Committee on Communications, Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Committee on Educational Affairs, Committee on Practice, Committee on Training, and Trainee Council.
The Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science conducts the following activities:
· Identification, Facilitation, and Evaluation of ASH Dissemination Strategies
The Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science is tasked with identifying, facilitating, and evaluating dissemination strategies which aim to raise awareness and increase understanding of ASH guidelines and related quality efforts. Key guideline messages are identified by guideline panelists; target audiences include clinicians, patients, press, and policy makers. Prioritized activities to raise awareness can include press releases, social media campaigns, e-newsletters, and promotion at relevant educational meetings.
Dissemination strategies may include ASH apps, informational materials, features on the ASH website, social media, and inclusion in guideline repositories. Efforts to increase understanding of ASH guidelines and related quality efforts may include expert video interviews, educational webinars, podcasts, visual abstracts, teaching slide sets, pocket guides, presentation at educational meetings, online educational modules, and patient versions of the guidelines.
The Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science evaluates current dissemination strategies and target audiences with the goal of increasing efficiency, reach, and effectiveness. The subcommittee also identifies and leads new dissemination strategies, including development of guideline recommendation visualizations.
· Identification, Facilitation, and Evaluation of ASH Implementation Strategies
The Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science is also tasked with identifying, facilitating, and evaluating efforts to support the implementation of ASH guidelines and related quality efforts at the point of care. The subcommittee supports current implementation work, which includes clinical quality measures, patient decision aids, clinical decision support, quality improvement toolkits, and policy advocacy statements. The subcommittee explores pathways for integrating ASH guideline recommendations at the point of care through electronic health record integration. Additional related efforts include the identification and development of clinical decision trees and order sets.
· Other Activities as Warranted
Members of the Subcommittee on Dissemination and Implementation Science are required to participate in email discussions, regularly scheduled virtual conferences, and meet in person as deemed necessary. The chair and members of the subcommittee serve two-year terms with the option for renewal. The structure of the subcommittee includes liaison members from the Committee on Communications, Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Committee on Educational Affairs, Committee on Practice, Committee on Training, and Trainee Council for terms congruent with service on the parent committee.