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Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs

Making Sense of the Ideal & the Real in PACT Implementation Using Qualitative Research Part 1: Methodology, Methods, and Research-Operations Partnership

by Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH ; Samantha Solimeo, PhD, MPH ; Gala True, PhD
Seminar date: 9/11/2013

Description: The five national PACT Demonstration Labs differ in focus but share an investment in qualitative data to understand PACT implementation, in part because qualitative data can illustrate how the ideal of PACT is implemented in real VA clinics. Dr. Solimeo will discuss how the qualitative research conducted by the Labs demonstrates the importance of methodological diversity and research-operations partnerships. Dr. Hamilton will describe the VISN 22 PACT demo lab implementation and teamlet evaluation methods, with attention to the rationale and conceptual framework for the methods, as well as the overall approach to executing the methods in a timely, continually productive manner. Dr. True will report on the collaboration between VISN 4 leadership and CEPACT to evaluate learner experiences of an innovative Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC) and local variations in fidelity to the suggested VLC model. This presentation will discuss qualitative methods, mixed methods evaluation, and PACT, and will be relevant to primary care leadership or investigators who are interested in evaluating PACT, PACT training, or who are looking to establish collaborative research-operations partnerships.

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