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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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Citations

(5 of more than 1537 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 101 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)


  • 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
  • Medical Care Supplement Highlights VA Efforts to Increase Healthcare Options for Veterans through Community Care
    In this Medical Care Supplement, 12 articles highlight research focusing on Veterans’ use of community care and how VA facilities interact with community care providers. The Supplement offers a broad examination of VA’s expanded Community Care program, from the Choice Act through the first two years of MISSION Act implementation, and highlights areas where additional research is needed to understa...
    Date: May 13, 2021
  • Research Suggests Battlefield Acupuncture is Immediate but Short-Term Pain Management Tool
    This commentary summarizes work conducted to examine battlefield acupuncture’s (BFA’s) implementation and effectiveness within the VA healthcare system. Findings show that there is some evidence that BFA is a potentially effective, immediate, but short-term pain management tool that can be used in adjunct with other pain therapies. BFA produced a minimal clinically important improvement in pain fo...
    Date: March 26, 2021
  • Important IT Issues Impede Implementation of VA Mobile Teledermatology Application
    To improve access to teledermatology for Veterans, VA created the web-based VA Telederm application (app), which interfaces with the EHR (electronic health record). This study evaluated the initial implementation process for the VA Telederm app – and assessed organizational readiness for change (ORC). Findings showed that at all sites, technical issues including sub-optimal information technology ...
    Date: March 1, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 705 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.


  • 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 ones...site has a unique instance and implementation of that product. This results in

  • 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

  • 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

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/4/2021 Current and Future Directions in QUERI Kilbourne, Amy  
Braganza, Melissa  
11/4/2021 QUERI IRG Cyberseminar Patey, Andrea  
10/19/2021 Measuring Transformation in Healthcare: Findings and Lessons Learned from the Whole Health Implementation Study Bokhour, Barbara  
Hyde, Justeen  
10/14/2021 Rapid Analysis Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR): A Methods Cyberseminar Nevedal, Andrea  
Reardon, Caitlin  
10/7/2021 If you build it, will they come? What it takes to make audit and feedback work in practice. Desveaux, Laura  
Ivers, Noah  

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Videos


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