NSG/516AD v4 Gap Analysis Tool NSG/516AD v4 Page 2 of 2 Gap

NSG/516AD v4
Gap Analysis Tool
NSG/516AD v4
Page 2 of 2
Gap Analysis Tool
Purpose
The purpose of the gap analysis tool is to provide project teams with a format in which to do the following:
Compare the best practices with the processes currently in place in your organization.
Determine the gaps between your organization’s practices and the identified best practices.
Select the best practices you will implement in your organization.
Upon completion of the gap analysis, project teams will have the following:
An understanding of the differences between current practices and best practices.
An assessment of the barriers that need to be addressed before successful implementation of best practices.
Instructions
Use the tables on the following page to complete these steps:
List the expected evidence-based best practice above each table, replacing the bracketed text with the description of your best practice(s).
In column 1, list all the steps associated with the best practice process.
In column 2, document your organization’s practices and describe how they differ from each best practice element. Be specific and include information like policies, protocols, guidelines, and staffing.
In column 3, identify barriers that may hinder successful implementation of each best practice strategy. Consider systems, procedures, policies, people, equipment, etc.
In column 4, indicate whether your organization will implement the best practice strategy. If not, explain why.
Repeat steps 1-5 for each best practice, adding rows as needed.
Gap Analysis Tool
Project:
Organization:
Student name:
Best Practice #1: [insert description of best practice here]
Best Practice Process Steps
How Your Current Practices Differ from Best Practices
Barriers to Best Practice Implementation
Implementation – Yes/No? Why Not?
Best Practice #2: [insert description of best practice here]
Best practice process steps
How your current practices differ from best practices
Barriers to best practice implementation
Implementation – yes/no? Why not?
Best Practice #3: [insert description of best practice here]
Best practice process steps
How your current practices differ from best practices
Barriers to best practice implementation
Implementation – yes/no? Why not?
This material was reprinted and reformatted with permission from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov.
This material was reprinted and reformatted with permission from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov.