Knowledge Acquisition, Assimilation and Use at the Organizational Level

Absorptive Capacity in the Adoption of Innovations in Health care: A Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Health Canada

Funding Source(s)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Project Objectives

To explore how absorptive capacity has been conceptualized and measured in studies of innovation adoption in health care organizations.

Research Approach

Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Christina Godfrey

Position: Queen's University, Joanna Briggs Institute
Email: godfreyc@queensu.ca

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.

Christina Godfrey

Queen's University, Joanna Briggs Institute

Christina Godfrey is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University School...

Andrea Tricco

Position: St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute
Email: Andrea.Tricco@unityhealth.to

PhD, MSc

@ATricco

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, Unity Health Toronto. 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 Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality JBI (formerly Joanna Briggs Institute) Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. 

She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and has over 290 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 570 trainees/staff.

Andrea Tricco

St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute

PhD, MSc @ATricco Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and...