Application of an Evaluation Framework for Extra-Organizational Communities of Practice: Assessment and Refinement

Communities of practice (CoPs) are groups of people who work together on an ongoing basis and share knowledge and expertise. CoPs exist both within and outside of organizations, although extra-organizational CoPs have received less evaluation attention. The primary objective of this study was to assess the applicability of a multi-level, multiple-value evaluation framework for extra-organizational CoPs. Qualitative interviews were conducted with an extra-organizational CoP— the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystems Approaches to Health (CoPEH-Canada).

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Application of an Evaluation Framework for Extra-Organizational Communities of Practice: Assessment and Refinement

Abstract: Communities of practice (CoPs) are groups of people who work together
on an ongoing basis and share knowledge and expertise. CoPs exist both within and
outside of organizations, although extra-organizational CoPs have received less
evaluation attention. The primary objective of this study was to assess the applicability
of a multi-level, multiple-value evaluation framework for extra-organizational
CoPs.
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A Framework for Evaluating Organizational Change in Health Care Agencies and Facilities

This article outlines a framework that health-care agencies can use to evaluate the different impacts of restructuring activities. The framework recommends that changes in the following dimensions be monitored: (1) patients' and families' perspectives on their health care encounter, (2) staff and physicians' perspectives.

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