Priority Areas at CHQOER include:
VA-Funded Research Projects are listed below.
Cross-Center and National Collaborations:
QUERIs are national programs intended to focus efforts to improve care for diseases and conditions that are highly prevalent in our Veteran population. There are now nine QUERI Centers, two of which are based at Bedford:
HIV/Hepatitis QUERI -- The mission of QUERI HIV-Hepatitis is to improve the identification and care of veterans infected with the Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) viruses. For further information please contact Joanne Dussault, Assistant to Dr. Gifford, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eHealth QUERI -- The strategic goals for the eHealth QUERI are: a)to augment access and meaningful use of eHealth tools including MyHealtheVet, and b)to enhance Veteran self-management and participation in collaborative care through the design, evaluation, and implementation of appropriate eHealth tools. For further information, please contact Beth Ann Petrakis, Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com.
CHQOER Investigators also participate in the Diabetes Mellitus, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Disorder QUERI programs.
The Model Development and Implementation Core for the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is also based at CHQOER. This Core supports the National Center's Mission "to promote recovery-oriented care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness." Core activities facilitate development and evaluation of practical care options and implementation of relevant research findings into clinical practice, by:
RRP 09-112 Preventing Pressure Ulcers in VA Hospitals Dan Berlowitz, MD
RRP 10-195 Evaluating Implementation of an HIV Adherence Informatics Intervention Barbara Bokhour, PhD
IIR 05-062 Culture and Communication in Hypertension Management Barbara Bokhour, PhD
SDP 06-005 Translating the AHRQ Quality Indicators to VA Ann Borzecki, MD
IIR 07-072 Patient Safety and Costs in VA Hospitals Kathleen Carey, PhD
IIR 08-298 Patients' Experiences of Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis C in the VHA Jack Clark, PhD
IAC 06-259 Predicting Post-Deployment Mental Health Substance Abuse and Services Needs Susan Eisen, PhD
IIR 09-342 Developing a Computer-Adapted Test for PTSD Susan Eisen, PhD
PPO 09-254 Supporting Education Goals of OIF/OEF Veterans with PTSD: Pilot Process & Outcome Marsha Ellison, PhD
IIR 07-199 Patients' and Providers' Perceptions of Communicating an Adverse Event Rani Elwy, PhD
IMA 04-417 Collaboration Support for Academic Expert in Implementation Allen Gifford, MD
PPO 09-266 Two CLCs Implementing The Green House Model: A Mixed-Methods Baseline Assessment Christine Hartmann, PhD
IIR 10-132 Using Stories to address disparities in Hypertension Thomas Houston, MD
IAB 06-038 Detailing Smoking Attributable Risks for Post-Morbidity: Planning for Policy and Clinical Interventions Tom Houston, MD
IAA 06-217 Improving Dental Decision Making for Root Canal Therapy Nancy Kressin, PhD
RRP 09-192 Intervention to Provide Veterans with Health-Related Internet Skills Keith McInnes, PhD
RRP 08-251 Email Social Marketing of HIV Testing Keith McInness, PhD
IIR 09-358 Safety and Effectiveness Evaluations for Diabetes Donald Miller, ScD
PPO 09-296 Using Natural Language Processing to Identify Ischemic Stroke in the VHA Adam Rose, MD
IIR 10-374 Patient-Level Determinants of Oral Anticoagulation Control in the VHA Adam Rose, MD
IIR 04-287 Medication Adherence: Implications of Measures Using Administrative Data Jim Rothendler, MD
IIR 09-370 Facility Mortality and Quality of Care among VA Outpatients with Diabetes Alfredo Selim, MD
SDP 11-240 MISSION-Vet HUD-VASH Implementation Study David Smelson, PsyD
IIR 02-145 A Brief Community Linkage Intervention for Dually Diagnosed Individuals David Smelson, PsyD
RRP 09-126 How Providers Prioritize Preventive Care Clinical Tasks Jeffery Solomon, PhD