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FORUM - Translating research into quality health care for Veterans

In This Issue

Director's Letter

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


Quality Measurement and the Ubiquitous Electronic Health Record
by Joseph Francis, M.D., M.P.H., Office of Informatics and Analytics, VA Central Office, Washington, D.C.

Response to Commentary

Moving toward a Patient-centered Performance Management System
by Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H., and Rodney A. Hayward, M.D., both with the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Research Highlights

Validating the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators: How Well Do They Identify True Safety Events?
by Amy K. Rosen, Ph.D., Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research (COLMR), VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts

Performance Measure for Heart Failure Care
by Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., Center for Healthcare Evaluation, Chronic Heart Failure QUERI, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California

Improving Health Care for Veterans by Improving Health Care Quality Measures
by Alex Sox-Harris, Ph.D., Center for Health Care Evaluation and Substance Use Disorder QUERI, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

Are Financial Incentives to Health Care Providers Effective? Evidence from the Field
by Laura Petersen, M.D., M.P.H., Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas

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