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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 1513 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 99 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Accelerating Implementation of VA Virtual Care
    In December 2019, HSR&D investigators hosted a four-hour Think Tank, Accelerating Implementation of Virtual Care in VHA Practice, to: a) examine current virtual care research and practice; b) consider challenges to virtual care research across VA; c) discuss novel approaches to using and evaluating virtual care; and d) assess perspectives of virtual care from a variety of stakeholders. Think Tank ...
    Date: January 26, 2021
  • 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

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( 5 of more than 703 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 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)
7/28/2021 Use of Scientific Frameworks to Advance Patient Safety Research and Implementation in the New EHR Era Sittig, Dean  
Singh, Hardeep  
7/1/2021 The Framework for Reporting Adaptations and Modifications to Evidence-based Implementation Strategies (FRAME-IS) Miller, Christopher  
6/23/2021 Evidence review of EHR transitions: Implications for VA's implementation of Cerner Millennium Lakhani, Priti  
Rinne, Seppo  
Weiner, Michael  
Miake-Lye, Isomi  
6/10/2021 Using Qualitative Summary Templates and Matrix Displays to Assess Factors that Impact the Pace of Implementation Abraham, Traci  
Van Tiem, Jen  
6/3/2021 New Tools to Improve the Rigor of Implementation Research: The Implementation Research Logic Model (IRLM) and Longitudinal Implementation Strategies Tracking System (LISTS) Smith, JD  

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