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Implementation Science

Research on implementation science involves the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings into routine clinical practice in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare. An important concept of implementation is creating partnerships with clinical and operations teams at the outset of research projects. Examples of implementation studies include studying the effectiveness of brief alcohol counseling and, evaluating implementation of VA acute stroke care centers.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1163 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 75 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • Identifying Best Strategies to Implement Patient-Centered Care
    This paper describes a qualitative study of four early Centers of Innovation (VA medical centers considered early leaders in patient-centered care [PCC]) to inform VA leadership about how best to catalyze and sustain change across the system. Investigators identified seven domains that impacted PCC implementation: 1) leadership, 2) patient and family engagement, 3) staff engagement, 4) focus on PC...
    Date: March 7, 2018
  • Veterans with Heart Disease More Likely to Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) When Home-Based CR Program is Available
    This study examined whether the implementation of new home-based cardiac rehabilitation (HBCR) programs is associated with improved cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participation among Veterans. Findings showed that Veterans hospitalized with ischemic heart disease were more likely to participate in CR when a home-based program was available. Implementation of HBCR increased participation from 6% to 25...
    Date: January 22, 2018
  • Medical Record Alert Associated with Reduced Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-prescribing
    This implementation project evaluated the effectiveness of an advanced medication alert designed to reduce opioid and benzodiazepine co-prescribing among Veterans with high-risk conditions (substance use disorder, sleep apnea, suicide risk, and age =65) at one VA healthcare system (VA Puget Sound). Findings showed that the proportions of patients with concurrent prescriptions decreased significant...
    Date: December 28, 2017
  • More Patient-Aligned Care Team Components Translates to Improved Quality of Care for Veterans with Chronic Disease
    This study examined whether the extent to which clinics had implemented PACT components was associated with improvements in the quality of care for Veterans with chronic conditions over a four year period. Findings showed that over four years concurrent with PACT implementation, primary care clinics with the most PACT components in place had greater improvements in 5 of 7 chronic disease intermedi...
    Date: November 20, 2017
  • VA Experience with Implementing Intensive Primary Care Programs for Veterans at Highest Risk
    This case study describes VA’s experience with implementing intensive primary care programs, as well as the program elements that appear to be necessary to meet the complex care needs of these high-risk Veterans. Findings showed that the PACT Intensive Management program (PIM) has been successfully implemented for more than three years at five demonstration sites in the VA healthcare system. The P...
    Date: October 25, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 583 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
RRP 12-533 Progressing towards implementation of lung cancer screening the VHA Wiener, Renda 2013-10-01
IIR 09-067 Predicting implementation from organizational readiness to change Helfrich, Christian 2010-09-01
RRP 09-224 Developing an implementation program for weight loss in persons with SCI Rajan, Suparna 2009-08-10
IIR 17-039 Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids Suda, Katie 2018-07-01
IIR 17-263 post-REcovery LIbEration From Oxygen in Exacerbated COPD (RELIEF) Feemster, Laura Cecere 2018-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/19/2018 2017 WATCH: An update on the Implementation of Comprehensive Women’s Health Haskell, Sally  
7/16/2018 Utilizing Stakeholders as Communication Partners Elwy, Rani  
7/5/2018 VA REDCap: An Introduction for the Implementation Research Group (IRG) Paris, Bonnie  
6/14/2018 When is a Replication, a Replication? An Interview Study of How Intervention Researchers Manage Adherence and Adaptations in the Research Process von Thiele Schwarz, Ulrica  
5/22/2018 Implementing Web-Based Interventions at VA: Case Studies in Diabetes Prevention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women Veterans Brunner, Julian  
Brunner, Julian  
Hamilton, Alison  
Hamilton, Alison  

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