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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, HSR&D


Care Coordination: A PACT Core Concept
by Joanne M. Shear M.S., F.N.P.-B.C., and Kathryn C. Corrigan, M.D., both with VA Central Office

Response to Commentary

Care Coordination and PACT: Progress, Promise, and Work To Be Done
by Kristina M. Cordasco, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.S., and Lisa V. Rubenstein, M.D., M.S.P.H., both with HSR&D's Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California

Research Highlights

Opportunities for Improved Care Coordination in VA's Medical Neighborhoods
by Danielle E. Rose, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Melissa M. Farmer, Ph.D.; and Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.; all with HSR&D's Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy, Sepulveda, California

Improving Care Coordination When Referring Patients to Subspecialists: Can Electronic Health Records Help?
by Sylvia J. Hysong, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Facilitating Care Transitions among Patients with Substance Use Disorders
by Christine Timko, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California; Michael Cucciare, Ph.D. HSR&D Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, VA Central Arkansas Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas; Mark Ilgen, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Care Coordination and Transitions in Heart Failure Care
by Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., Chronic Heart Failure Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California


JGIM Supplement Highlights VA's Patient Aligned Care Teams

Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Named QUERI Director

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