What are the NASSS CAT TOOLS?
The tools here centralise all the co-created material resources, and background information to help make the planning, undertaking, and evaluation of technology-supported change projects in health or social care easier to manage and reflect upon as part of a team.
Browse over the sections below for the tools you might need and click on the link to access the tool and related material.
Let us know how you have used the tools and how they have helped in technology-supported change projects.
Join the NASSS-CAT COMMUNITY and give us feedback on your experiences and learn from other tool users.
Once in, navigate to the top left side of the screen to ‘subscribe’ to the list. You will be prompted to set up a JISC-mail user name and password.
Welcome to the community.
To find out more about the team that created the NASSS-CAT framework and the tools take a look here:
NASSS-CAT Framework – Trish Greenhalgh https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team
NASSS-CAT tools development – Chrysanthi Papoutsi https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team
JISCMAIL queries – Stuart Faulkner https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team
Electronic NASSS-CAT tools
Interactive and electronic tools (eNASSS-CAT) have been created and used on common platforms, Googledocs and Office 365. This allows the user to work collaboratively on a project, in real time.
Evidence-based toolkit has been designed to help reflect on your ideas and goals for a technology-supported change project in health or social care. It contains the 7 assessment domains, open and structured questions to answer and action planning steps.
Project version of the eNASSS-CAT is intended to be used when you are setting up and running a specific project to implement a new technology in a health or care setting. It contains 5 sections to help map complexity and provides visual results.
Downloadable NASSS-CAT tools
Editable MS Word versions of the tools can be downloaded and printed for use offline by individuals or a collaborative team.
An overview of the NASSS-CAT tools available and suggestions on how to use them
To be used when you are setting up and running a specific project to implement a new technology in a health or care setting. It contains 5 sections to help map complexity and provides options to visualise results.
To be used to help with a detailed reflection on your ideas and goals for a technology-supported change project in health or social care. It contains the NASSS-CAT framework, the 7 assessment domains, and questions to help with estimate of complexity.
To be used to help with a high level reflection on your ideas and goals for a technology-supported change project in health or social care. It contains shorter tables and questions to help with an estimate of complexity.
To be used as a set of prompts for semi-structured interviews that covers the 7 assessment domains. It can be adapted to suit the particular project that you are researching.
Evidence-based research on the NASSS-CAT framework, related publications and resources to help interpret the complexity in your projects are here.
Resources for understanding complexity
Beyond adoption: A new framework for theorizing and evaluating nonadoption, abandonment, and challenges to the scale-up, spread, and sustainability of health and care technologies
Greenhalgh T. et al, (2017), Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19
The development of the eNASSS-CAT tools was funded by The Health Foundation (project No. XXXX) with special thanks to mHabitat
Material is copyright; © Professor Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, and mHabitat