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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 1425 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 94 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Better Patient Experience for Outpatient Care Delivered by VA vs Community Care on Every Measure but Access
    This study examined trends in Veterans’ experiences with outpatient community care (CC) compared with those in VA during the second and third years after Choice Act implementation. Findings showed that patient experiences were better for VA than community care in all respects except access. For specialty care, access scores were better in the community; and for primary and mental healthcare, acces...
    Date: August 1, 2020

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Studies

( 5 of more than 693 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

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/18/2020 Impact of Virtual Integrated Multisite PACT (V-IMPACT) for Teleprimary Care on Patients’ Utilization and Costs Oh, Anna  
Yoon, Jean  
11/18/2020 Clarity out of Chaos: Use of theory in implementation research Damschroder, Laura  
11/17/2020 Using VA data and information systems to support the ORH TeleSleep Enterprise Wide Initiative (a QUERI/Operational Partnership) Sarmiento, Kathleen  
Whooley, Mary  
11/4/2020 A Systematic Assessment of VA Funded Access Research and Evaluation Activities: A Five Year Review Youles, Bradley  
Saini, Sameer  
11/4/2020 Systematic Screening of Veterans for Health-related Social Needs: An Ethical Imperative Lehmann Soleymani, Lisa  
Russell, Lauren  
Cohen, Alicia  

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