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VA HSR&D at 2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) - June 4-7, 2022 | Washington, DC

Video Highlights

VA Investigators Work Toward Science in Service of Veterans at AcademyHealth Annual Meeting

Education in Action: Laura M. Zimmerman, PhD, AAAS Fellow


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Saturday, June 4

VA's Community Care Program: A Learning Health System in Action

This panel session engaged stakeholders in discussing program implementation, legislated policy, and research/evaluation priorities in VA Community Care. The panel included VA leaders from the Integrated Veteran Care Office, Office of Community Care, and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), shared perspectives on the priorities and challenges of VA's expansion of its Community Care program.

Monday, June 6

COVID in the VA: Researching the Effects on Health & the Health System

More than 500,000 Veterans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Understanding the long-term consequences of survivors is a critical question for patients, their clinicians, and the healthcare system. This workshop described VA COVID data infrastructure and resources, findings from recent VA research on patient outcomes and an environmental scan, and key methodologic challenges.

  • COVID in the VA: Researching the effects on health & the health system

    Session Chair: Maciej Gonek, PhD—AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, VA Health Services Research and Development Service

    George Ioannou, MD, MS, FAASLD Director, Hepatology, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

    Yinong Yong-Xu, ScD, Director, Clinical Epidemiology, VA White River Junction

    Caroline Korves, ScD, Epidemiologist, Veterans Education & Research, Association of Northern New England

    Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research

Tuesday, June 7

How Implementation Science Can Move the Needle on Health System Quality

Implementation science supports learning health systems in achieving quality improvement through rigorous strategies to promote effective practice uptake. VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Partnered Implementation Initiatives apply implementation strategies to improve quality of care for health priorities identified by system leaders, including suicide prevention, opioid/pain treatment, and homelessness, informing use of implementation science across other health systems.

Session Chair: Lucy Savitz, PhD, Vice President, Health Research, Director, Center for Health Research Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region


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