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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.

Each section below is populated by a search of the HSR website. Search results are generated based on the search term "PACT". Results are updated as new data are available.

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(5 of more than 122 PACT focused publications)

  • Pizer SD, Sites E, Thorsness R. PEPReC's PACT Act staffing models: Briefing before the two members of the National Oncology Office, Dr. Daphne Friedman, VA Durham Health Care System and Dr. Ahmad Halwani, VA Salt Lake City Health Care; 2024 Apr 15; Virtual.
  • Garcia-Davis S, Palacio A, Bast E, Penney LS, Finley E, Kinosian B, Intrator O, Dang S. Peer-to-Patient-Aligned Care Team (Peer-to-PACT; P2P), a Peer-Led Home Visit Intervention Program for Targeting and Improving Long-term Care Services and Support for Veterans With High Needs and High Risk: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Feasibility Study. JMIR research protocols. 2023 Jun 12; 12:e46156.
  • Amspoker AB, Lester HF, Spitzmueller C, Thomas CL, Hysong SJ. Developing and validating a comprehensive measure of coordination in patient aligned care teams. BMC health services research. 2022 Oct 10; 22(1):1243.
  • Pizer SD. Annual briefing of PEPReC's activities relevant to CSO, including MISSION Act access models, clinic operations technical assistance, PACT Act HR targeting, reliance analysis, and Evidence Act Implementation and Evaluation Centers: Briefing before the Director of CSO, Carolyn Stoessen and CSO staff.; 2022 Sep 15; Virtual.
  • Cornell PY, Celardo C, Chmelka G, Giles AJ, Halladay CW, Halaszynski J, Montano AR, Rudolph JL, Silva JW. Social work and telehealth: How Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) social workers in the Veterans Health Administration responded to COVID-19. Social Work in Health Care. 2021 Apr 7; 60(2):131-145.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 156 PACT focused publication briefs)

  • Prolonged Deployment to Military Bases with Open Burn Pits Increases Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes
    This study sought to determine whether the duration of deployment to military bases with open burn pits was associated with an increased risk of diagnosed respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Findings showed that prolonged deployment to military bases with open burn pits may increase the risk of developing adverse health outcomes. For every 100 days of deployment to bases with burn pits, the ad...
    Date: April 25, 2024
  • PACT Implementation Associated with Potential Short-Term Improvement in Quality of Follow-Up for Certain Diagnostic Tests
    This study used 14 years (2006–2019) of nationwide VA data on Veterans who had abnormal test results related to diagnostic testing for six different cancers. Findings showed that PACT implementation was associated with a potential short-term improvement in the quality of follow-up for certain test results. Better PACT implementation was associated with a reduction in potentially missed timely foll...
    Date: March 14, 2024
  • Substantial Health Risks Remain for Veterans Two Years after Hospitalization for COVID-19
    Investigators in this study conducted a comprehensive assessment of the risks and burdens of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 among Veterans across care settings two years post-infection. Findings showed that while the risks of many sequelae became non-statistically significant at two years, substantial risk remained that impacted several major organ systems. The risk horizon for those hospitalized...
    Date: August 21, 2023
  • Deployment of Medical Scribes Improves Provider Productivity and Wait Times in Cardiology and Orthopedics
    This study evaluated the impact of medical scribes on VHA provider productivity, wait times, and patient satisfaction in cardiology and orthopedics, as mandated by the MISSION Act. Findings showed that randomization into the scribes pilot was associated with increased productivity in cardiology and orthopedics, decreased wait times in orthopedics, and no changes in patient satisfaction. Randomizat...
    Date: July 1, 2023
  • Intervention for Patient-Family Dyads Improves Outcomes for Veterans with Diabetes
    Researchers designed the Caring Others Increasing Engagement in Patient Aligned Care Teams (CO-IMPACT) intervention to provide training and tools to adult patient-supporter dyads. This randomized clinical trial evaluated the CO-IMPACT intervention compared with standard care among Veterans with diabetes and HbA1c>8% or systolic blood pressure (SBP)>150mmHg, each with an adult supporter (239 dyads)...
    Date: November 14, 2022

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( 5 of more than 82 PACT focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 21-151 Identifying and testing a tailored strategy to achieve equity in blood pressure control in PACT Mohanty, April 2023-04-01
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

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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 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
  • Learn more about the research being conducted within HSR'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 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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