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  1. Sperber NR, Bruening RA, Choate A, Mahanna E, Wang V, Powell BJ, Damush T, Jackson GL, Van Houtven CH, Allen KD, Hastings SN. Implementing a Mandated Program Across a Regional Health Care System: A Rapid Qualitative Assessment to Evaluate Early Implementation Strategies. Quality management in health care. 2019 Jul 1; 28(3):147-154.
  2. Van Houtven CH, Hastings SN, Colón-Emeric C. A Path To High-Quality Team-Based Care For People With Serious Illness. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2019 Jun 1; 38(6):934-940.
  3. Smith VA, Lindquist J, Miller KEM, Shepherd-Banigan M, Olsen M, Campbell-Kotler M, Henius J, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Family Caregiver Support and Caregiver Well-Being: Preliminary Evidence From a Pre-post-survey Study With a Non-equivalent Control Group. Frontiers in public health. 2019 May 22; 7:122.
  4. Van Houtven CH. iHI-FIVES Update and Program Sustainability: Briefing before the Meg Kabat, LCSW outgoing Director, Caregiver Support Program, and Elyse Kaplan, PsyD, Acting Director; 2019 Mar 20; Washington, DC.
  5. Wolff JL, Drabo EF, Van Houtven CH. Beyond Parental Leave: Paid Family Leave for an Aging America. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Jul 1; 67(7):1322-1324.
  6. Hughes JM, Freiermuth CE, Shepherd-Banigan M, Ragsdale L, Eucker SA, Goldstein K, Hastings SN, Rodriguez RL, Fulton J, Ramos K, Tabriz AA, Gordon AM, Gierisch JM, Kosinski A, Williams JW. Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Jul 1; 67(7):1516-1525.
  7. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2019 Feb 13. 2019 (February). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  8. Cary MP, Goode V, Crego N, Thornlow D, Colón-Emeric C, van Houtven C, Merwin EI. Hospital Readmission and Costs of Total Knee Replacement Surgery in 2009 and 2014: Potential Implications for Health Care Managers. The health care manager. 2019 Jan 1; 38(1):24-28.
  9. Choate A, Wang V. From Concept to Reality: Replicating Effective Programs in the Function QUERI Program. QUERI Implementation Network [Cyberseminar]. Health Services Research & Development. 2018 Nov 1.
  10. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2018 Oct 31. 2018 (October). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  11. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. Thrilled that @HastingsNicki & team's "Getting Hospitalized Veterans Back on Their Feet: The #STRIDE Program" was chosen as a Gold Status practice in the 2018 #VHASharkTank. 2 new VAs @VAMCColumbiaSC & @MartinsburgVAMC. #Function_QUERI #MobilityMatters @vahsrd @VHAInnovation. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 29. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1045713410019741696.
  12. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. Thrilled to contribute to this special issue on geriatric care models. We describe implementation of #STRIDE mobility program in 4 hospitals using the Replicating Effective Programs framework, incl key adaptations to tailor the program for each new context. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 29. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1046149925036339202.
  13. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Excellent news for the Durham VA with 4 programs achieving Gold Status in the VA Shark Tank Finalist Competition: #STRIDE, #ACDC #GeroFit & #COACH #VASharkTank. https://www.va.gov/HEALTHCAREEXCELLENCE/diffusion-of-excellence/index.asp. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 28. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1045745223324901376.
  14. Hastings SN, Choate AL, Mahanna EP, Floegel TA, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V. Early Mobility in the Hospital: Lessons Learned from the STRIDE Program. Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland). 2018 Dec 1; 3(4).
  15. Hastings SN. STRIDE Supervised Walking Program for Hospitalized Veterans: Briefing before the Briefing before the Chief Medical Officers and Quality Medical Officers of the VISNs; 2018 Sep 24; Washington, DC.
  16. Hastings SN. STRIDE-Supervised Walking Program for Hospitalized Veterans: Briefing before the Chief Medical Officers and Quality Medical Officers of the VISNs; 2018 Sep 24; Washington, DC.
  17. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Fall is coming & so is the rollout of our evidence-based program: Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experiences (#iHIFIVES)! #Function_QUERI @DurhamHSRD is helping @VAPugetSound & Poplar Bluff VAMCs launch the caregiver training and support program by October. #VAResearch. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 19. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1042485931863928832.
  18. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki] @HastingsNicki. Thank you to Hines VA CONNECT champions. Spreading local interaction strategies to promote information flow, improve connections with coworkers & use cognitive diversity in problem-solving @DurhamHSRD #Function_QUERI #impscipic.twitter.com/nCPoQIFjRd. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 7. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1037778139252969473.
  19. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Countdown to launch of #STRIDE hospital mobility program at Hines VA thanks to these dedicated people @DurhamHSRD #Function_QUERI #impsci #Chicago. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 6. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1037391641479397377.
  20. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Honored to present STRIDE on behalf of amazing clinical team at Durham VA, talented #Function_QUERI team leading implementation at other sites, & all who spread the word that #MobilityMatters @nxtstop1 @BelindaSetters @sharon_inouye. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Aug 30. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1035261890891534336.
  21. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. Function_QUERI's iHI-FIVES caregiver skills led by @chvanhoutven ready for launch! Thank you to VA's Caregiver Support Office for incredibly valuable input. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Aug 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1025155236481126401.
  22. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. And there is more...with a team as great as #Function_QUERI there is always more. https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/FunctionQUERI/FUNCTION_QUERI_NEWSLETTER_July2018_Edition_final.pdf. So privileged to work with such a wonderful group of people @lizmahanna @ashleylchoate @chvanhoutven @KelliAllenPhD. Tweet. 2018 Aug 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1025156481866334208.
  23. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Function_QUERI sharepoint site launched! If you would like materials for starting a #STRIDE hospital walking program, send us an email for access. VA network only for now but version for broader distribution coming soon #physicalmobility. Tweet. 2018 Aug 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1025153833364795392.
  24. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. What has @DurhamHSRD 's #Function_QUERI team been up to? CONNECT - a novel complexity science based implementation intervention planning site visits: Puget Sound WA, Poplar Bluff MO, Philadelphia, PA & Chicago, IL here we come.. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Aug 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1025151874243153922.
  25. Van Houtven CH. Helping Invested Families Improve Veterans' Experiences Study (HI-FIVES): Briefing before the Operations and Policy Leadership of GEC; 2018 Aug 2; Washington, DC.
  26. Van Houtven CH. Identifying Caregivers: Challenges and Solutions from Implementation of iHI-FIVES within VHA: Briefing before the Operations and Policy Leadership of GEC; 2018 Aug 1; Washington, DC.
  27. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki].Our contribution to Clinics in Geriatric Medicine special issue "Care for the Older Adult in the Emergency Department" https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749069018309777. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Jul 23. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1021454294455848960.
  28. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Education-Research-Quality Collaborations: one of the very best things about @DukeGeriatrics @DurhamHSRD #GRECC #GrandRounds #Function_QUERI. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Jul 18. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/1019558206580903939.
  29. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. We are excited to announce Getting Hospitalized Veterans Back on Their Feet: The STRIDE Program is a Finalist in the 2018 VHA Shark Tank Competition. Congratulations to @HastingsNicki and team! @VHAInnovation #VASharkTank. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Jul 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1013870627349032960.
  30. Hastings SN, Van Houtven CH, Allen KD, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Decosimo KP, Bruening RA, Robinson KM, Sullivan C. Function QUERI Newsletter- July. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation (COIN) to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2018 Jul 1. (7). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  31. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. Shout out to the nursing assistants who play a vital role in hospital mobility for #Veterans and in delivering the #STRIDE inpatient walking program at VA hospitals as part of #Function_QUERI! #NationalNursingAssistantsWeek #QUERI #TeamWork #VAHSRD #endPJparalysis. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Jun 20. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1009515703689457672.
  32. Vollbrecht M, Biese K, Hastings SN, Ko KJ, Previll LA. Systems-Based Practice to Improve Care Within and Beyond the Emergency Department. Clinics in geriatric medicine. 2018 Aug 1; 34(3):399-413.
  33. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. ICYMI you can listen to Monday's @vahsrd cyberseminar on working with electronic health record data here: https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/for_researchers/cyber_seminars/archives/video_archive.cfm?SessionID=2484&Seriesid=22 . Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Jun 6. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1004444008167419904.
  34. Hastings SN. Getting Hospitalized Veterans Back on their Feet: the STRIDE program: Briefing before the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Program Office; 2018 Jun 4; Washington, DC.
  35. Hastings SN, Mahanna EP, Denhalter D, Khan HT. Working with EHR Data Using VistAWeb, VINCI ChartReview Tool, and Joint Legacy Viewer. VIReC Database and Methods Seminar [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2018 Jun 4.
  36. Hughes JM, Freiermuth CE, Williams JW, Ragsdale L, Eucker S, Goldstein K, Rodriguez R, Fulton J, Hastings SN, Shepherd-Banigan M, Ramos K, Tabriz AA, Gordon AM, Gierisch JM, Kosinski A, McDuffie J, Van Noord M. Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults. 2018 Jun 1.
  37. Hastings SN. [DurhamHSRD]. See updates from the #FunctionQUERI program by checking out their latest newsletter: http://ow.ly/xL8230jZtsi. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 May 14. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/996060815051681793.
  38. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. JAGS Trajectories of community mobility after hospitalization in older adults #geriatrics. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 May 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/991854898433150976. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 May 2. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/991854898433150976.
  39. Hastings SN, Van Houtven CH, Allen KD, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Decosimo KP, Bruening RA, Robinson KM, Sullivan C. Function QUERI Newsletter - April. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation (COIN) to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2018 May 2. (6). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  40. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Exciting publication by Dr. Virginia Wang and #Function_QUERI team at HSR&D! Supporting teams to optimize function and independence in Veterans: a multi-study program and mixed methods protocol. @vahsrd @varesearch https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-018-0748-3. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Apr 25. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/989231594425798657.
  41. Wang V, Allen K, Van Houtven CH, Coffman C, Sperber N, Mahanna EP, Colón-Emeric C, Hoenig H, Jackson GL, Damush TM, Price E, Hastings SN. Supporting teams to optimize function and independence in Veterans: a multi-study program and mixed methods protocol. Implementation science : IS. 2018 Apr 20; 13(1):58.
  42. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Join us tomorrow 4/13 at 3:45 Governor's Square 16. Mobility programs in the hospital and post-acute care w/ @BBurkeMD @RyanGreysen Jen Stevens-Lapsley #STRIDE #SGIM18. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Apr 12. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/984505311468892162.
  43. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Great to see this focus on encouraging mobility in conjunction with falls prevention in hospitals. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Mar 15. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/974445368875380736.
  44. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Huge gratitude to @VAMinneapolis #STRIDE team; in this pic alone, Nursing, Medicine, Research, Physical Therapy, Informatics. Demonstrating power of teamwork to solve problems & improve patient care #physicalfunction #Function_QUERI. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Mar 14. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/974001516909596672.
  45. Hastings SN. [HastingsNicki]. Cincinnati? Salt Lake City? San Antonio? Who will be next to implement #STRIDE mobility program? Inspiring to talk to leaders at these medical centers & learn about all they are doing to improve care for Veterans @VATBIDoc #Function_QUERI. Tweet. 2018 Mar 9. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/972205369463328768.
  46. Hastings SN, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Allen KD, Mahanna EP, Decosimo KP, Bruening RA, Robinson KM, Sullivan C. Function QUERI Newsletter - January. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation (COIN) to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2018 Feb 20. (5). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  47. Shepherd-Banigan M, Smith VA, Stechuchak KM, Miller KEM, Hastings SN, Wieland GD, Olsen MK, Kabat M, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans Increases Veteran Utilization of Long-term Services and Supports: A Propensity Score Analysis. Inquiry : A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing. 2018 Jan 1; 55:46958018762914.
  48. Wang V, Maciejewski ML, Helfrich CD, Weiner BJ. Working smarter not harder: Coupling implementation to de-implementation. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2018 Jun 1; 6(2):104-107.
  49. Brancu M, Kabat MB, Shepherd-Banigan M, Williams JW. Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma. Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management Strategies: Spotlight on Evidence-based Synthesis Program [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Dec 13.
  50. Van Houtven CH, Miller KEM, O EC, Wolff JL, Lindquist J, Kabat M, Campbell-Kotler M, Henius J, Voils CI. Development and Initial Validation of the Caregiver Perceptions About Communication With Clinical Team Members (CAPACITY) Measure. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2017 Dec 1; 1077558717747985.
  51. Hastings SN, Van Houtven CH, Allen KD, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Decosimo KP, Bruening RA, Robinson KM, Sullivan C. Function QUERI Newsletter - October. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation (COIN) to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2017 Nov 27. (4). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  52. Van Houtven CH. Building a Nation of Caregivers: VA Medical Centers Provide a System-Wide Standard of Care for Eligible Veterans. Research Radio Media Tour (RMT). 2017 Nov 21.
  53. Van Houtven CH. VA Choose Home Initiative Leadership Meeting: Briefing before the VA Deputy Secretary, Thomas Bowman, JD; and Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Lynda Davis, MD, PhD; 2017 Nov 8; Washington, DC.
  54. Allen KD. Durham VA's Group PT program continues to reduce pain and improve function for #Veterans with knee OA #WorldPTDay. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Sep 8. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/906231940134703104.
  55. Hastings SN. Building Resilience to the Acute Stress of Hospitalization: The case of STRIDE: Briefing before the Richard Hodes, MD (Director, National Institute on Aging), Harvey J. Cohen, MD (Duke Center of Aging and Human Development), Sally Kornbluth, PhD (Provost, Duke University), Mary Klotman, MD (Dean, Duke School of Medicine); 2017 Sep 8; Durham, NC.
  56. Hastings SN. Function QUERI (Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI). [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jul 28. Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  57. Hastings SN. VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network & @vahsrd Function QUERI host meeting to discuss STRIDE hospital walking programs #mobility. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jul 13. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/885629962631475202.
  58. Hastings SN. Thank you to our #Caregiver and #Veteran #Engagement Panel for #Function_QUERI! Great ideas on how we can help support #VA Caregivers! Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jun 22. Available from: https://twitter.com/search?q=FUNCTION%20QUERI&src=typd.
  59. Hastings SN. All @DeptVetAffairs hospitals in NC and VA starting STRIDE #mobility programs! So exciting to see this investment in care for #Veterans. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jun 19. Available from: https://twitter.com/HastingsNicki/status/876913628112273408.
  60. Hastings SN. Function QUERI proud to be a partner in this important work queri.research.va.gov/programs/function.cfm . #impsci @vahsrd @VATBIDoc @sharon_inouye @geri_doc. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jun 19. Available from: https://twitter.com/search?q=FUNCTION%20QUERI&src=typd.
  61. Hastings SN. Function QUERI/STRIDE and voluntary-led hospital mobility models: Briefing before the Voluntary Services Leadership Board; 2017 Jun 14; Washington, DC.
  62. Hastings SN. VA Voluntary Services & Ms. Sabrina Clark invaluable partners for Function QUERI! https://www.queri.research.va.gov/programs/function.cfm . #mobility #function #veterans. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 Jun 14. Available from: https://twitter.com/search?q=FUNCTION%20QUERI&src=typd.
  63. Hastings SN. Learn more about the implementation strategies being used by @vahsrd Function QUERI: https://www.queri.research.va.gov/programs/function.cfm. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 May 20. Available from: https://twitter.com/search?q=FUNCTION%20QUERI&src=typd.
  64. Allen KD. For Veterans with arthritis, VA offers a variety of treatment. 2017 May 18. Available from: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/ 38109/for-vets-with-arthritis-va-offers-a-variety-of-treatment/.
  65. Hastings SN. #Stories matter. Words of wisdom from Function & Independence QUERI kick-off meeting. #impsci. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2017 May 9. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/862060343702556675.
  66. Hastings SN. Joining the QUERI roster, the team @Durham HSRD's Center of Innovation w/Function & Independence program - Twitter Feed. Durham, NC: Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care COIN; 2017 Apr 21. Available from: https://twitter.com/search?l=&q=Function%20Queri&src=typd.
  67. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Function QUERI (Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI) Introduction. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center for Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care COIN; 2017 Apr 13. Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  68. Van Houtven CH, Smith VA, Stechuchak KM, Shepherd-Banigan M, Hastings SN, Maciejewski ML, Wieland GD, Olsen MK, Miller KEM, Kabat M, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Oddone EZ. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2019 Feb 1; 76(1):89-114.
  69. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Function QUERI (Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI) Inaugural. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care COIN; 2017 Feb 16. Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  70. Hastings SN. Function QUERI for monthly IRG call (Anne Sales/Christine Kowalski, organizers). Durham, NC; 2016 Oct 19.
  71. Smith V, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs. VIReC Partnered Research [Cyberseminar]. Health Services Research & Development. 2016 Sep 20.