KT Encounters: KT 2.0

KT 2.0: The evolution of KT

Filmed and produced by MSFHR. Post-production by the Knowledge Mobilization Studio. Speaker titles and affiliations correct at time of filming.

KT 2.0 takes knowledge translation to the next level, to deepen our understanding and broaden our perspectives as to what might be possible in the field. As researchers and research users engage in meaningful partnerships the challenge will be to embrace complexity in the health system and think differently about addressing problems in health care.

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  • Bev Holmes  |  VP, Research & Impact, MSFHR
  • Allan Best  |  Managing Director, InSource Research Group
  • Diane Finegood  |  President & CEO, MSFHR
  • Peter Levesque  |  President, Institute for Knowledge Mobilization

Rethinking context

  • How have multiple contexts (practice, policy, research) impacted your work?
  • Are research, theory and practice knowledge equally legitimate? When is one more important than the other?
  • Do you use context-specific KT strategies?

A funder's role

  • How can funders go beyond monitoring for accountability?
  • Do funders' programs align with the needs of research users?
  • How can funders best evaluate system change?

Research culture

  • Do we need new approaches for patient and public engagement?
  • How do we get more problem-driven research?
  • What are the pros and cons of engaging with patients and the public on research?

Embracing complexity

  • Can you map the complex systems in which you work?
  • How have you addressed simple, complicated and complex problems in your work?
  • Do we need a KT 2.0 conceptual model in order to address complexity?

Tips and tools

  • Do we have the right tools for addressing complex health care problems?
  • Is there a need for more applied research on specific problems that may or may not be generalizable but could result in health system organizational changes?
  • Can social media bring about culture change related to health system improvement?

Are we there yet? Hope for the future

  • Are you hopeful about health system change?
  • Is KT 2.0 one of the ways to get there?
  • What timeframe do you use when thinking about health and health system improvement?

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