Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D

Commentary

Lean Enterprise Transformation within VHA
by Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD, Veterans Engineering Resource Program Office Washington, DC, VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering, Indianapolis, Indiana and Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH, VA Office of Quality, Safety and Value, Washington, DC, VA National Center for Patient Safety, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Response to Commentary

Evidence-Based Implementation: Towards a Scientific Agenda for the Learning Healthcare System
by Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH, Director, QUERI Program, Washington, DC

Research Highlights

Measuring Value
by Todd Wagner, PhD, Steven Asch, MD, MPH, both from HSR&D's Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California


Does Better Quality Cost More?
by Eileen Moran, MS, VHA Office of Productivity, Efficiency & Staffing (OPES); Peter Almenoff, MD, FCCP, VHA Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence; Jian Gao, PhD, VHA OPES, all located in Washington, DC


Value and Efficiency in the Context of Dual Use
by Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




Berlowitz Receives 2015 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research



HSR&D Holds National Conference