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Director's Letter by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, HSR&D
Care Coordination: A PACT Core Concept
Joanne M. Shear M.S., F.N.P.-B.C., and Kathryn C. Corrigan, M.D., both with
VA Central Office
Care Coordination and PACT: Progress, Promise, and Work To Be Done
Kristina M. Cordasco, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.S., and Lisa V. Rubenstein, M.D., M.S.P.H., both with HSR&D's Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California
Opportunities for Improved Care
Coordination in VA's Medical
Danielle E. Rose, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Melissa M. Farmer, Ph.D.; and Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.; all with HSR&D's Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation,
Implementation & Policy, Sepulveda, California
Improving Care Coordination When
Referring Patients to Subspecialists:
Can Electronic Health Records Help?
Sylvia J. Hysong, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Facilitating Care Transitions among
Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Christine Timko, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California; Michael Cucciare, Ph.D. HSR&D Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, VA Central Arkansas Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas; Mark Ilgen, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Care Coordination and Transitions in Heart Failure Care
Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., Chronic Heart Failure Quality Enhancement
Research Initiative (QUERI) and HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California
JGIM Supplement Highlights VA's Patient Aligned Care Teams
Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Named QUERI Director