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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 1627 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 104 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • Specialized Primary Care Homes Effective in Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness
    This project studied the implementation and effectiveness of a primary care medical home specifically designed to improve the healthcare of Veterans with serious mental illness. SMI PACTs (Patient Aligned Care Teams) include a specialized, integrated team that can provide both primary and psychiatric care. Findings showed that a primary care medical home for Veterans with SMI can be safe and more ...
    Date: April 5, 2022
  • Rapid Response to Executive Order by HSR&D Investigators Leads to Widespread Adoption of Suicide Prevention Strategies
    As part of the response to Presidential Executive Order #13861, this study analyzed a large body of text responses collected as a federal Request for Information (RFI) to uncover gaps in policy and practice across the U.S. in order to more effectively address and prevent suicide among Veterans. Findings identified unique barriers to care, in addition to ways in which data and research could be bet...
    Date: March 3, 2022
  • Intervention May Decrease Workplace Staff Injury Rates Due to Assaults in VA Community Living Centers
    An interdisciplinary, person-centered, behavioral intervention for managing distress behaviors in dementia, called STAR-VA, has been implemented in VA Community Living Centers (CLCs). This study sought to describe the incidence of workplace disruptive behavior incidents and staff injury rates occurring in 120 CLCs (62 of which had completed STAR-VA training) from FY12-FY17 and to assess the associ...
    Date: August 30, 2021
  • Primary Care Intensive Management for High-Risk VA Patients Did Not Improve Long-term (12-24 Month) Outcomes or Costs
    This randomized trial tested whether primary care intensive management (PIM) teams could decrease acute care use, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations, among high-risk Veterans during the second year of PIM implementation. Findings showed that offering an intensive case management program in addition to routine primary care services for high-risk patients increased outpatient u...
    Date: June 18, 2021
  • Healthcare Supplement Features HSR&D Articles on the Importance of Embedded Research
    This supplemental issue of the journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation considers the impact of embedded research on solving the disconnect between healthcare organizations and health services researchers. In November 2019, a national meeting was organized by a trio of Federal funders – VA, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Patient-Centered Ou...
    Date: June 1, 2021

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( 5 of more than 707 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 20-077 PAtient-centered mUltidiSciplinary care for vEterans undergoing surgery (PAUSE): a hybrid 1 clinical effectiveness-implementation intervention trial Arya, Shipra 2021-05-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "implementation" publications displayed.

  • Forum Spring 2019: Specialty Care and the MISSION Act

    ... An HSR&D-funded study of the implementation and impact of these apps will contribute...PCP, who is then responsible for implementing them. VA’s teledermatology program

  • 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

    Research Highlight Enhancing PACT Implementation through Qualitative Research Michelle...Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy, Los Angeles, California

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The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/27/2022 Results of a Stepped-Wedge Trial of Expert-Coaching to Increase Implementation of the Transradial Approach in Cardiac Catheterizations Rao, Sunil  
Helfrich, Christian  
7/12/2022 Development and Evaluation of PARTNER-MH, a Peer-Led Patient Navigation Intervention, for Minoritized Veterans in VA MH Clinics Eliacin, Johanne  
6/2/2022 Using System Science to Better Understand Scale-Up Hooley, Cole  
5/25/2022 Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Chronic Pain and Chronic Mental Health Conditions Heapy, Alicia  
Goldsmith, Elizabeth  
Duan-Porter, Wei Denise  
Murphy, Jennifer  
5/5/2022 Beyond Dashboards: Evidence-Based Audit and Feedback Intervention Design Hysong, Sylvia  

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