Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Acting Chief Research and Development Officer

Commentary

Unraveling the "Black Box" of Case Management
By Thomas P. O'Toole, MD, National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, VACO Homeless Program Office

Response to Commentary

The Who, Where, When, How, and What of Case Management and Integrated Care
By Kurt Kroenke, MD, HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana

Research Highlights

The Potential Role of Secure Messaging in Care Management
By Thomas K. Houston, MD, MPH, and Timothy P. Hogan, PhD, both with HSR&D's Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research and eHealth Partnered Evaluation Initiative, Bedford, Massachusetts


Enhancing Primary Care to Serve Veterans with Serious Mental Illness: SMI PACT
By Alexander S. Young, MD, MSHS, and Amy N. Cohen, PhD, HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy, and VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, both in Los Angeles, California


Potential Role of Peer Support in Care Management
By Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan


The ED-PACT Tool: Supporting Care Management
By Kristina M. Cordasco, MD, MPH, MSHS, and David A. Ganz, MD, PhD, VA Care Coordination QUERI and the HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy, Los Angeles, California