Absorptive Capacity in the Adoption of Innovations in Health care: A Scoping Review
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
To explore how absorptive capacity has been conceptualized and measured in studies of innovation adoption in health care organizations.
Christina Godfrey is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University School of Nursing and the Scientific Director/Methodologist for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A JBI Centre of Excellence. As a specialist in research synthesis methodologies, she has received formal synthesis training through the Cochrane Collaboration and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), and is a certified as a trainer in the JBI method of synthesis.
Dr. Godfrey provides methodological support to faculty, clinicians and graduate students internal to Queen’s University and to emerging synthesis groups and centres throughout Canada. She is a member of five international methodology committees focused on advancing the methodology of synthesis.
Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Team in the Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She is also a Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. Her research program focuses on advancing the science of knowledge synthesis and responding to information needs of decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis.
Dr. Tricco currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She has over 220 peer-reviewed publications. She has conducted knowledge synthesis at the international (e.g. World Health Organization), national (e.g. Health Canada), provincial (e.g. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care), and local (e.g. Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network) levels. Her online systematic review course, offered through the University of Toronto, has been completed by over 535 trainees/staff.