Collaboratives

LEAP – Eye Care Collaboratives

LAICO’s collaborative series under the banner LEAP, aims to bring about improvements in specific functional areas of eye hospitals through a collaborative method. This approach is based on the highly effective and popular ‘Breakthrough Series’ model developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), USA. The format has been customized for eye care based on the rich experience of over four decades from Aravind Eye Hospitals. In addition, these collaboratives employ the principles of  Model for Improvement, PDSA cycles, continuous process improvement as strategies to achieve partner aims.

I. Ongoing Collaboratives

            • Collaborative on Establishing and Strengthening Vision Centres

              • Collaborative on Implementing NABH Standards for Entry Level Certification

II. Completed Collaboratives

S.No

Title of the collaborative

Period

Months

Teams(Members)

Participants

1.

Enhance the cataract surgery Intervention rate

Oct 2018 to Sep 2019

12

6

19

2.

Increase the efficiency of outreach services

Jul 2019 to Feb 2020

5

3

7

3.

Establishing and strengthening vision centers (batch 1)

Oct 2020 to Sep 2021

12

9

40

4.

Community referral system

Dec 2020 to Sep 2021

10

15

42

5.

Leadership essentials to lead affectively

Sep 2021 to Feb 2022

6

12

12

Total

45

120

III. Upcoming Collaboratives

  1. Supply chain management (July 2022 to June 2023)
  2. Adherence & compliance to intervention and follow-up in chronic eye conditions (October 2022 to September 2023)
  3. Closing the loop: Enhance spectacle and cataract surgery intervention rate (January  2023 to December 2023)
  4. Quality assurance – Cataract surgery outcome (Date yet to be decided)
  5. School eye health (Date yet to be decided)