The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) Quality Improvement Science/Implementation Science (QIS/IS) Working Group selected the article "Advancing Pharmacological Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (ADaPT-OUD): An Implementation Trial in Eight Veterans Health Administration Facilities" as one of the best QIS/IS articles of the past few years. The article discusses a study to determine the effectiveness of external facilitation in increasing medication treatments for opioid use disorder (MOUD) among VA facilities with an initially low baseline provision of MOUD. Led by HSR&D investigator, Hildi Hagedorn, PhD, LP, researchers found that intensive external facilitation, including the formation of a local implementation team, improved the adoption of MOUD.
The QIS/IS working group has also invited Dr. Hagedorn to participate in the inaugural JGIM Webinar titled "Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in Health Care Systems: Top-Rated Manuscripts from JGIM 2021-2022." The QIS/IS was created by JGIM to support the publication of articles that use or further develop primary care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine sciences in “designing, evaluating, and reporting on improvement interventions.”
Dr. Hagedorn received HSR&D's Health System Impact Award for her work to increase the implementation of evidence-based treatments for Veterans with substance use disorders in 2020.
You may listen to Dr. Hagedorn discuss the implementation phase of ADaPT-OUD in this YouTube video from HSR&D's 2019 national meeting.