QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

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  1. Yakovchenko V, DeSotto K, Drainoni ML, Lukesh W, Miller DR, Park A, Shao Q, Thornton DJ, Gifford AL. Using Lean-Facilitation to Improve Quality of Hepatitis C Testing in Primary Care. Journal of general internal medicine. 2021 Feb 1; 36(2):349-357.
  2. Kalver EH, Kim B, Yakovchenko V, Petrakis BA, Hyde JK, McInnes DK. Using Consensus Group Methods to Formulate Core Components of the Post Incarceration Engagement Program. Health services research. 2020 Aug 20; 55(S1):https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13488.
  3. Midboe AM, Gray C, Cheng H, Okwara L, Gale RC. Implementation of health-focused interventions in vulnerable populations: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ open. 2020 Jul 19; 10(7):e036937.
  4. Kim B, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Fincke BG, Drainoni ML, Petrakis BA, Simmons MM, McInnes DK. Coordinating across correctional, community, and VA systems: applying the Collaborative Chronic Care Model to post-incarceration healthcare and reentry support for veterans with mental health and substance use disorders. Health & justice. 2019 Dec 12; 7(1):18.
  5. Coles TM, Wilson SM, Kim B, Beckham JC, Kinghorn WA. From obligation to opportunity: future of patient-reported outcome measures at the Veterans Health Administration. Translational behavioral medicine. 2019 Nov 25; 9(6):1157-1162.
  6. Yakovchenko V, Hogan TP, Houston TK, Richardson L, Lipschitz J, Petrakis BA, Gillespie C, McInnes DK. Automated Text Messaging With Patients in Department of Veterans Affairs Specialty Clinics: Cluster Randomized Trial. Journal of medical Internet research. 2019 Aug 4; 21(8):e14750.
  7. Midboe AM, Byrne T, Smelson D, Jasuja G, McInnes K, Troszak LK. The Opioid Epidemic In Veterans Who Were Homeless Or Unstably Housed. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2019 Aug 1; 38(8):1289-1297.
  8. Kim B, Weatherly C, Wolk CB, Proctor EK. Measurement of unnecessary psychiatric readmissions: a scoping review protocol. BMJ open. 2019 Jul 23; 9(7):e030696.
  9. Beaulieu AM, Kim BS, Topor DR, Dickey CC. Seeing is believing: an exploration of what residents value when they receive feedback. Academic Psychiatry : The Journal of The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and The Association For Academic Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 1; 43(5):507-511.
  10. Bauer MS, Kirchner J. Implementation science: What is it and why should I care? Psychiatry Research. 2020 Jan 1; 283:112376.
  11. Yakovchenko V, Bolton RE, Drainoni ML, Gifford AL. Primary care provider perceptions and experiences of implementing hepatitis C virus birth cohort testing: a qualitative formative evaluation. BMC health services research. 2019 Apr 23; 19(1):236.
  12. Joudrey PJ, Khan MR, Wang EA, Scheidell JD, Edelman EJ, McInnes DK, Fox AD. A conceptual model for understanding post-release opioid-related overdose risk. Addiction science & clinical practice. 2019 Apr 15; 14(1):17.
  13. Kim B, McCullough MB, Simmons MM, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Drainoni ML, Fincke BG, McInnes DK. A novel application of process mapping in a criminal justice setting to examine implementation of peer support for veterans leaving incarceration. Health & justice. 2019 Mar 26; 7(1):3.
  14. Smith TL, Kim B, Benzer JK, Yusuf Z, Fletcher TL, Walder AM. FLOW: Early results from a clinical demonstration project to improve the transition of patients with mental health disorders back to primary care. Psychological Services. 2021 Feb 1; 18(1):23-32.
  15. Skolnik AA, Noska A, Yakovchenko V, Tsai J, Jones N, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. Experiences with interferon-free hepatitis C therapies: addressing barriers to adherence and optimizing treatment outcomes. BMC health services research. 2019 Feb 1; 19(1):91.
  16. Fix GM, Hyde JK, Bolton RE, Parker VA, Dvorin K, Wu J, Skolnik AA, McInnes DK, Midboe AM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. The moral discourse of HIV providers within their organizational context: An ethnographic case study. Patient education and counseling. 2018 Dec 1; 101(12):2226-2232.
  17. Khan MR, McGinnis KA, Grov C, Scheidell JD, Hawks L, Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA, McInnes DK, Braithwaite RS, Justice AC, Wang EA. Past year and prior incarceration and HIV transmission risk among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the US. AIDS Care. 2019 Mar 1; 31(3):349-356.
  18. Kanwal F, Mapaskhi S, Smith D, Taddei T, Hussain K, Madu S, Duong N, White D, Cao Y, Mehta R, El-Serag H, Asch S, Midboe A. Implementation of a Population-Based Cirrhosis Identification and Management System. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2018 Aug 1; 16(8):1182-1186.e2.
  19. Smelson DA, Chinman M, Hannah G, Byrne T, McCarthy S. An evidence-based co-occurring disorder intervention in VA homeless programs: outcomes from a hybrid III trial. BMC health services research. 2018 May 5; 18(1):332.
  20. Yakovchenko V, Gifford AL, Matthews KL, Greenstone CL, Tsai J, McInnes DK. Improving VHA's Approach to Community Care: Lessons Learned From an Imperfect Hepatitis C Choice Program. Medical care. 2018 Mar 1; 56(3):274-276.
  21. Swan H, Reisman JI, McDannold SE, Glickman ME, McInnes DK, Gifford AL. The relationship between gastrointestinal symptom attribution, bothersomeness, and antiretroviral adherence among adults with HIV. AIDS Care. 2018 Aug 1; 30(8):997-1003.
  22. Simmons MM, Fincke BG, Drainoni ML, Kim B, Byrne T, Smelson D, Casey K, Ellison ML, Visher C, Blue-Howells J, McInnes DK. A two-state comparative implementation of peer-support intervention to link veterans to health-related services after incarceration: a study protocol. BMC health services research. 2017 Sep 12; 17(1):647.
  23. Kanwal F, Pyne JM, Tavakoli-Tabasi S, Nicholson S, Dieckgraefe B, Storay E, Goetz MB, Kramer JR, Smith D, Sansgiry S, Tansel A, Gifford AL, Asch SM. A Randomized Trial of Off-Site Collaborative Care for Depression in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus. Health services research. 2018 Aug 1; 53(4):2547-2566.
  24. Trojano ML, Christopher PP, Pinals DA, Harnish A, Smelson D. Perceptions of voluntary consent among jail diverted veterans with co-occurring disorders. Behavioral Sciences & The Law. 2017 Sep 1; 35(5-6):408-417.
  25. Tsai J, Yakovchenko V, Jones N, Skolnik A, Noska A, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. "Where's My Choice?" An Examination of Veteran and Provider Experiences With Hepatitis C Treatment Through the Veteran Affairs Choice Program. Medical care. 2017 Jul 1; 55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S13-S19.
  26. Chinman M, McInnes DK, Eisen S, Ellison M, Farkas M, Armstrong M, Resnick SG. Establishing a Research Agenda for Understanding the Role and Impact of Mental Health Peer Specialists. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2017 Sep 1; 68(9):955-957.
  27. Blonigen DM, Rodriguez AL, Manfredi L, Nevedal A, Rosenthal J, McGuire JF, Smelson D, Timko C. Cognitive-behavioral treatments for criminogenic thinking: Barriers and facilitators to implementation within the Veterans Health Administration. Psychological Services. 2018 Feb 1; 15(1):87-97.
  28. Kanwal F, Bacon BR, Beste LA, Brill JV, Gifford AL, Gordon SC, Horberg MA, Manthey JG, Reau N, Rustgi VK, Younossi ZM. Hepatitis C Virus Infection Care Pathway-A Report From the American Gastroenterological Association Institute HCV Care Pathway Work Group. Gastroenterology. 2017 May 1; 152(6):1588-1598.
  29. Simmons MM, Gabrielian S, Byrne T, McCullough MB, Smith JL, Taylor TJ, O'Toole TP, Kane V, Yakovchenko V, McInnes DK, Smelson DA. A Hybrid III stepped wedge cluster randomized trial testing an implementation strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA Homeless Primary Care Treatment Programs. Implementation science : IS. 2017 Apr 4; 12(1):46.
  30. McCullough M, Smelson DA. Methodological Issues and Data Decisions in the Implementation of a Substance Use Disorders Intervention in VA's Homeless Programs. [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Mar 21.
  31. Chinman M, McCarthy S, Hannah G, Byrne TH, Smelson DA. Using Getting To Outcomes to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA homeless programs: a cluster-randomized trial of an implementation support strategy. Implementation science : IS. 2017 Mar 9; 12(1):34.
  32. Finlay AK, Stimmel M, Blue-Howells J, Rosenthal J, McGuire J, Binswanger I, Smelson D, Harris AH, Frayne SM, Bowe T, Timko C. Use of Veterans Health Administration Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment After Exiting Prison: The Health Care for Reentry Veterans Program. Administration and policy in mental health. 2017 Mar 1; 44(2):177-187.
  33. McInnes DK, Shimada SL, Midboe AM, Nazi KM, Zhao S, Wu J, Garvey CM, Houston TK. Patient Use of Electronic Prescription Refill and Secure Messaging and Its Association With Undetectable HIV Viral Load: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of medical Internet research. 2017 Feb 15; 19(2):e34.
  34. Appenheimer AB, Bokhour B, McInnes DK, Richardson KK, Thurman AL, Beck BF, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Asch SM, Midboe AM, Taylor T, Dvorin K, Gifford AL, Ohl ME. Should Human Immunodeficiency Virus Specialty Clinics Treat Patients With Hypertension or Refer to Primary Care? An Analysis of Treatment Outcomes. Open forum infectious diseases. 2017 Feb 3; 4(1):ofx005.
  35. Maguire EM, Bokhour BG, Wagner TH, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Gallagher TH, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Elwy AR. Evaluating the implementation of a national disclosure policy for large-scale adverse events in an integrated health care system: identification of gaps and successes. BMC health services research. 2016 Nov 11; 16(1):648.
  36. McInnes DK. Improving access to and engagement in services for Veterans with multiple social, medical, and mental health needs: examples from BridgeQUERI. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D Field-Based Meeting to Engage Diverse Stakeholders and Operational Partners in Advancing Health Equity in the VA Healthcare System; 2016 Sep 21; Philadelphia, PA.
  37. Kim B. Process Mapping for BridgeQUERI Post-Incarceration Engagement (PIE) with Veterans Project. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D Field-Based Meeting to Engage Diverse Stakeholders and Operational Partners in Advancing Health Equity in the VA Healthcare System; 2016 Sep 20; Philadelphia, PA.
  38. Yakovchenko V, McInnes DK. Experiences of Veterans Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment in the VA and the Choice Program. Poster session presented at: VA Rural Health State of the Science Conference; 2016 Sep 12; Washington, DC.
  39. Yakovchenko V. Engaging CBOC PACTs in Increasing Hepatitis C Testing. Paper presented at: VA New England Healthcare System Improvement and Innovation Summit; 2016 Sep 7; Marlborough, MA.
  40. Ellison ML, Schutt RK, Glickman ME, Schultz MR, Chinman M, Jensen K, Mitchell-Miland C, Smelson D, Eisen S. Patterns and predictors of engagement in peer support among homeless veterans with mental health conditions and substance use histories. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2016 Sep 1; 39(3):266-73.
  41. Yakovchenko V, Gifford AL. VISN1 CBOC Primary Care HCV Birth Cohort Testing. Paper presented at: VA Optimizing Access and Quality of Hepatitis C Care through Process Improvement Conference; 2016 Aug 17; Orlando, FL.
  42. Yakovchenko V, McInnes DK. Experiences of Veterans and Providers Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment Through the Choice First Program. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D Field-Based Examining the New Landscape of Care in the Community for Veterans Meeting; 2016 Aug 8; Washington, DC.
  43. Yakovchenko V, Gifford AL, Miller DR. Using Electronic Clinical Reminders for Hepatitis C Testing in a Veteran Birth-Cohort. June 2016. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 1; Boston, MA.
  44. Gifford AL. Engaging CBOCs in Hepatitis C Testing. [Cyberseminar]. VA Hepatitis C Innovation Team. 2016 Apr 4.
  45. Blonigen DM, Rodriguez AL, Manfredi L, Britt J, Nevedal A, Finlay AK, Rosenthal J, Smelson D, Timko C. The Availability and Utility of Services to Address Risk Factors for Recidivism among Justice-Involved Veterans. Criminal justice policy review. 2017 Oct 1; 28(8):790-813.
  46. Midboe AM, McInnes K, Krein SL, Martino S, Heapy AA, Gifford A, Asch SM, Becker WC. Effecting system change: Two new VA QUERI programs designed to improve use of services by vulnerable Veterans across the care continuum and promote patient-centered pain management. Presented at: National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation; 2015 Dec 14; Washington, DC.