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Implementation Science

Implementation science seeks to apply and integrate research evidence into practice and policy, with the goal of closing the gap between what is known and what is done. Implementation science researchers work to identify and address both facilitators and barriers to the uptake of proven health interventions and evidence-based practices.

VA health services researchers conduct a wide variety of implementation science research, largely through the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). Much of QUERI’s work has had significant impact on VA care and care policy, resulting in improved care for Veterans.

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(5 of more than 1498 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 95 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • JGIM Supplement Features HSR&D/QUERI Research on the Importance of Implementation Science to Quality Improvement
    Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Kaiser Permanente, and VA, this supplemental issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) on implementation science (IS) and quality improvement (QI) marks the formal addition of IS/QI as an area of emphasis for JGIM. The supplement features innovative research that applied evidence across diverse delivery systems and ...
    Date: November 10, 2020
  • Use of Community Outpatient Providers During the Choice Program was Associated with Less Attrition from VA Care
    This study examined the characteristics of patients and practices that used Choice outpatient care in the first year of implementation – and whether using Choice outpatient care was associated with attrition from VA primary care over a two-year period. Findings showed that overall, the attrition rate from VA primary care was low (4.4%), and Veterans who used Choice outpatient care were less likely...
    Date: September 10, 2020
  • Quality Improvement Intervention Improves Outcomes for Veterans with New Ischemic Stroke Symptoms
    The Protocol-guided Rapid Evaluation of Veterans Experiencing New Transient Neurological Symptoms (PREVENT) intervention was developed to improve the quality of VA care for Veterans experiencing transient ischemic attack (TIA). This trial evaluated the PREVENT intervention at six diverse VA medical centers and assessed temporal trends in care quality among 36 matched control sites (six control sit...
    Date: September 8, 2020
  • VA/HSR&D Research on Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies within VA
    Funded by HSR&D, this special issue of Medical Care highlights how research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies in the VA healthcare system has progressed along the QUERI (Quality Enhancement Research Initiative) Implementation Roadmap – from pre-implementation to implementation to sustainment. CIH approaches are becoming more available throughout VA, due to: 1) increased imple...
    Date: September 1, 2020
  • Wait Times Longer for Specialty Community Care vs VA Specialty Care Since Implementation of Veterans Choice Program
    This study sought to: 1) Determine whether VA wait times declined after Veterans Choice Program (VCP) implementation, 2) Compare appointment wait times for specialty care in VA versus community medical centers, and 3) Identify the proportions of community care wait times that were attributable to VA administrative processes. Findings showed that within VA, orthopedics experienced the largest decli...
    Date: August 26, 2020

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( 5 of more than 701 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 19-238 Continuous Wearable Monitoring Analytics to Improve Outcomes in Heart Failure - LINK-HF2 multicenter implementation study Stehlik, Josef 2020-09-01
IIR 16-245 Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection: A Target for De-implementation Schweizer-Looby, Marin 2018-09-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "implementation" publications displayed.

  • Management Briefs eBrief-no157 -- Implementation of High Reliability Organization Principles

    Management Briefs eBrief-no157 -- Implementation of High Reliability Organization...Synthesis Program. Evidence Brief: Implementation of High Reliability Organization...literature on 1) frameworks for the implementation of an HRO, 2) metrics for evaluating

  • Forum Winter 2018: Electronic Health Record

    ...challenging, decade-long journey of implementing a new electronic health record,...and our corps of informatics and implementation science research experts will provide... Some lessons from local EHR implemen­tations are also relevant to distant has a unique instance and implementation of that product. This results in

  • FORUM, Spring 2017: Implementation Science

    A Key Strategy in the Field of Implementation Science Mona J. Ritchie, PhD, and...the development, promotion, and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs)

  • FORUM, Spring 2017: Implementation Science

    Commentary Aligning Forces for Implementation Laura Petersen, MD, MPH, HSR&D...Effectiveness and Safety, Houston, Texase Implementing evidence into care for patients

  • FORUM, Spring 2017: Implementation Science

    ...everywhere in VA... Commentary Implementation Science: Moving from Theory to...VA Central Office The field of implementation science has grown exponentially

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The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
5/6/2021 TBA ,   
4/13/2021 Summer 2021 QUERI Request for Applications (RFA) Informational Cyberseminar Kilbourne, Amy  
4/1/2021 The STS Case Study: an analysis method for longitudinal qualitative research for implementation science Van Tiem, Jen  
Fitzwater, Lynn  
Schacht Reisinger, Heather  
Moeckli, Jane  
3/4/2021 Developing and Tailoring Implementation Strategies: An Implementation Mapping Approach Sales, Anne  
Fernandez, Maria  
3/3/2021 Access and Virtual Care COREs: Complementary Initiatives to Speed the Research Cycle Wray, Charlie  
Hogan, Timothy  
Haun, Jolie  
Hebert, Paul  

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