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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 1284 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 84 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • Mental Health Integration in VA Primary Care Settings Increased Access to Care – and Costs
    This study examined the effect of the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Program (PC-MHI) on healthcare use and cost patterns among 5.4 million primary care patients in 396 VA clinics (FY2014-FY2016), while also accounting for the implementation of VA’s Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care. Investigators assessed VA outpatient and inpatient care and total cost of VA care as a functio...
    Date: August 1, 2019
  • Opioid Prescribing Safety Initiative Effective in Decreasing Rates of Opioid Prescribing for Older Veterans with Osteoarthritis
    Investigators in this study examined national trends in opioid and non-opioid analgesic prescribing before and after implementation of VA’s Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI). Findings showed that before OSI implementation, total analgesic prescriptions showed a steady rise, which abruptly decreased to a flat trajectory after the OSI was implemented. This trend was primarily due to a decrease in opioi...
    Date: June 1, 2019
  • Intervention Helps Identify Specialty Mental Health Patients Ready for Transition to Primary Care
    This pilot project tested the implementation of electronic medical record (EMR)-based criteria to identify Veterans currently receiving treatment in the specialty mental health (MH) setting who might be considered for transition to primary care. The intervention, called FLOW (not an acronym), espouses a process of shared decision-making in which MH providers, patients, and, ideally, primary care (...
    Date: March 14, 2019
  • Positive Effect of Collaborative Chronic Care Model on Mental Health Clinical Teams
    This is one of the first studies to evaluate Collaborative Chronic Care Model (CCM) implementation for individuals treated in mental health clinics, and the first CCM trial to assess implementation impact in a multi-diagnosis mental health population. Findings showed that implementation efforts at the clinician level enhance evidence-based care organization, which may result in improvements in out...
    Date: March 1, 2019
  • Women’s Health VA Stakeholders Discuss “Ideal” Care
    As part of a multisite implementation trial of evidence-based quality improvement for tailoring PACT to women Veterans’ healthcare needs, investigators conducted semi-structured interviews with 86 local leaders. At the conclusion of interviews about women’s primary care, participants were asked to describe their conceptualizations of “ideal care” for women Veterans. Respondents commonly discussed ...
    Date: January 1, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 661 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IIR 16-055 Improving Sleep as a Strategy to Reduce Suicide Risk Among at-Risk Veterans: A Real World Clinical Trial Pigeon, Wilfred 2019-01-01

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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)
10/21/2019 Advertising Your Work: Infographics and Visual Abstracts Gilmartin, Heather  
Connelly, Brigid  
9/12/2019 DaVINCI Funk, Wendy  
9/5/2019 Periodic reflections: a method of guided discussions for documenting implementation phenomena Finley, Erin  
7/31/2019 Measuring Implementation Strategies to Inform Hepatitis C Quality Improvement: Lessons from the Field Rogal, Shari  
Gonzalez, Rachel  
Park, Angela  
Yakovchenko, Vera  
7/15/2019 Scaling Beyond Early Adopters: A Systematic Review and Key Informant Perspectives Vega, Ryan  
Kilbourne, Amy  
Miake-Lye, Isomi  

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