Director: Laura A. Petersen, M.D., M.P.H.Principal Investigators:
About the CREATE
As part of its mission to provide Veterans with the best possible healthcare, VA has adopted a patient-centered care model called the Patient Aligned Care Team, or (PACT). The PACT model involves a team of healthcare professionals—led by a primary care provider—who work collaboratively with patients.
The studies funded under this CREATE seek to address gaps or missed opportunities for high-risk primary care populations (i.e., patients who might be at risk for adverse health outcomes resulting from communication and coordination breakdowns in the outpatient setting.) Projects within this CREATE foster adoption of best practices by engaging primary care staff in the development and implementation of point-of-care interventions designed to improve healthcare quality and safety. The interventions are expected to provide tools to the PACT team and/or patients that facilitate the utilization of evidence derived from routine health care interactions, thus advancing clinical outcome improvements in the learning health care system. This approach is consistent with VA's vision of providing high-quality patient-centered care.
Patient Safety & Electronic Health Record
Each CREATE works closely with operational partners throughout the VA System. The partners associated with this CREATE are:
VA Primary Care Program Office
VISN 12: Great Lakes VA Healthcare System
This CREATE initiative includes four funded projects:
(PI: LeChauncy D. Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.)