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Hamilton A, Solimeo S, True JG. Making sense of the ideal & the real in PACT implementation using qualitative research part 1: methodology, methods, and research-operations partnership [Patient Aligned Care Teams Demonstration Labs Cyberseminar Series]. [Cyberseminar]. 2013 Sep 11.
Abstract: 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 discussed how the qualitative research conducted by the Labs demonstrates the importance of methodological diversity and research-operations partnerships. Dr. Hamilton described 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 reported 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 discussed qualitative methods, mixed methods evaluation, and PACT, and was 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.