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COIN: Center for Health Optimization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) Bedford, MA and Boston, MA

Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research

Directors: Barbara Bokhour, PhD (Bedford) and Allen Gifford, MD (Boston)


About the COIN

Mission: Advance coordinated, patient-centered health care for all Veterans through research and quality improvement.

Research Focus Areas

The Center’s work focuses on:

  • Evaluating and implementing Veteran-centered virtual care
  • Improving Whole Health care for socially and economically marginalized Veterans
  • Advancing Veteran-centered shared decision making for precision oncology

CHOIR has a number of other research areas, such as aging and long-term care, electronic health record modernization, and organizational and implementation science.

Partner Offices

Each COIN works closely with operational partners throughout the VA healthcare system. CHOIR's partners include:

  • National Center for Ethics in Health Care
  • National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • National Center for Organization Development
  • National Center for Patient Safety
  • National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
  • Office of Community Care
  • Office of Connected Care
  • Office of Dentistry
  • Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
  • Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations
  • Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
  • Office of Nursing Services
  • Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation/Whole Health Initiative
  • Office of Primary Care
  • Office of Rural Health
  • Office of Specialty Care Services
  • Office of Veterans Access to Care
  • Pharmacy Benefits Management Services
  • VA Bedford Healthcare System
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • VA New England Healthcare System, VISN 1

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