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Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT)

PACT is a team-based model of care in which a team of health professionals, led by a provider, works collaboratively with the patient to provide for all of the patient's healthcare needs—or appropriately coordinates care with other qualified professionals. Issues being studied include methods of improving care coordination, how to automate point-of-care delivery, and point-of-care health literacy dissemination.

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Citations

(5 of more than 85 PACT focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 113 PACT focused publication briefs)

  • Identifying Best Strategies to Implement Patient-Centered Care
    This paper describes a qualitative study of four early Centers of Innovation (VA medical centers considered early leaders in patient-centered care [PCC]) to inform VA leadership about how best to catalyze and sustain change across the system. Investigators identified seven domains that impacted PCC implementation: 1) leadership, 2) patient and family engagement, 3) staff engagement, 4) focus on PC...
    Date: March 7, 2018
  • Intervention to Lessen Low-Value Electronic Health Record Notifications Reduces Workload for Primary Care Physicians
    This study evaluated the impact of a national multi-component quality improvement program to reduce low-value electronic health record notifications. Findings showed that the program potentially saved 1.5 hours per week per primary care physician to enable higher-value work (based on prior estimates of 85 seconds to process each notification). The mean number of daily notifications per PCP decreas...
    Date: March 5, 2018
  • Homeless Population-tailored Patient-Aligned Care Team Can Reduce Acute Care Services and Healthcare Costs
    This trial compared healthcare service use and cost outcomes among homeless Veterans enrolled in a traditional (not tailored to a homeless population) PACT with outcomes among Veterans enrolled in a homeless population–tailored H-PACT. Findings showed that annual costs per patient were significantly higher in the PACT group than the H-PACT group ($37,415 vs $28,036), and most cost savings came fro...
    Date: February 15, 2018
  • Journal Features VA Research on Combating Multi-drug Resistant Organisms Posing Public Health Threat
    As an integrated healthcare system with acute care, community living centers, and community-based outpatient clinics, VA provides an ideal setting in which to study multi-drug resistant organism prevention and make a significant impact. Thus, a group of HSR&D infectious disease researchers and operations partners convened in Iowa City, IA, in September 2016. Conference participants included expert...
    Date: February 8, 2018
  • More Patient-Aligned Care Team Components Translates to Improved Quality of Care for Veterans with Chronic Disease
    This study examined whether the extent to which clinics had implemented PACT components was associated with improvements in the quality of care for Veterans with chronic conditions over a four year period. Findings showed that over four years concurrent with PACT implementation, primary care clinics with the most PACT components in place had greater improvements in 5 of 7 chronic disease intermedi...
    Date: November 20, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 67 PACT focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 14-073 An Effectiveness Trial of the Triage Algorithm for PACT Pharmacy Services Lund, Brian 2016-01-01
IIR 14-074 Engaging Veterans and Family Supporters in PACT to Improve Diabetes Management Rosland, Ann-Marie 2015-06-01
IIR 12-383 Linking Clinician Interaction and Coordination to Clinical Performance in VA PACT Hysong, Sylvia 2014-04-01
IIR 12-407 Using Peer Mentors to Support PACT Team Efforts to Improve Diabetes Control Long, Judith 2014-04-01
IIR 12-385 Integrating HIV Care in VA: Extending PACT Principles to Specialty Care Bokhour, Barbara 2014-02-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "PACT" publications displayed.

  • Report on Integrating Mental Health Into PACT (IMHIP) in the VA
    ...Report on Integrating Mental Health Into PACT (IMHIP) in the VA Report on Integrating Mental Health Into PACT (IMHIP) in the VA In August 2012,...

  • Management Briefs
    ...Articles focus on its roll-out, as well as its evaluation. The PACT initiative incorporates rigorous evaluation through five PACT Demonstration...

  • May 2011 FORUM
    ...care integration teams. Substantial efforts are underway to strengthen PACT members' competencies and to build PACT capacity for pain management....

  • August 2014 FORUM
    ...systems. Improving care coordination and transitions of care for Veterans is an important and primary focus of PACT. PACT policy, metrics, and...

  • August 2014 FORUM
    ...systems. Improving care coordination and transitions of care for Veterans is an important and primary focus of PACT. PACT policy, metrics, and...

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "PACT" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/18/2018 Veterans with Service Connected Conditions: Demographics, Military Service Characteristics, Health Care Utilization, Survival and Cause of Death Maynard, Charles  
6/20/2018 Experiences with Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Preventable Hospitalization Augustine, Matthew  
5/16/2018 1) PACT National Survey Review and Update and 2) Measurement of Workforce Burnout and the Effect of Survey Nonresponse Simonetti, Joe  
Stewart, Gregory  
4/18/2018 Implementation of the Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT) in the Veterans Health Administration Sullivan, Jenny  
3/21/2018 Beyond Open-Ended Questions: Purposeful Interview Guide Development to Elicit Rich, Trustworthy Data Sayre, George  
Young, Jessica  

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Videos

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Other Resources

  • VISN 4's Center for Evaluation of PACT (CEPACT) is one of four Demonstration Labs funded by VA and HSR&D to evaluate the implementation of the Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Read about research and leadership highlights from FY2010 through FY2014 in these CEPACT Fact Sheets. For more information, visit the CEPACT website at http://www.visn4.va.gov/VISN4/CEPACT/index.asp.
  • Learn more about the research being conducted within HSR&D's PACT CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.
  • To find tools, resources, and more information about various aspects of the PACT model, visit the VA's Office of Patient Care Services PACT website.
  • Visit the HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy and learn more about their research into supporting the PACT model of care delivery.

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