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Evaluating Clinician Experiences with VA Electronic Health Record Modernization Seppo Rinne, MD, PhD, BS of the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.choir.research.va.gov/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;CHOIR&lt;/a&gt;) talks about his work with the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.choir.research.va.gov/CHOIRRESEARCH/features/EMPIRIC_QUERI.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;EMPIRIC QUERI&lt;/a&gt; partnered evaluation. The mission of EMPIRIC QUERI is to improve VA&rsquo;s electronic health record modernization (EHRM) by ensuring that it is informed by frontline clinician and staff experiences. EMPIRIC is identifying challenges and best practices to support clinicians and inform the nationwide Cerner rollout.
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Evaluating Clinician Experiences with VA Electronic Health Record Modernization Seppo Rinne, MD, PhD, BS of the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.choir.research.va.gov/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;CHOIR&lt;/a&gt;) talks about his work with the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.choir.research.va.gov/CHOIRRESEARCH/features/EMPIRIC_QUERI.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;EMPIRIC QUERI&lt;/a&gt; partnered evaluation. The mission of EMPIRIC QUERI is to improve VA&rsquo;s electronic health record modernization (EHRM) by ensuring that it is informed by frontline clinician and staff experiences. EMPIRIC is identifying challenges and best practices to support clinicians and inform the nationwide Cerner rollout.
Building Resiliency, Quality, and Retention into VA’s Cardiac Cath Labs Heather Gilmartin, PhD, NP, investigator and nurse scientist at the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.seattledenvercoin.research.va.gov/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Denver/Seattle Center of Innovation&lt;/a&gt; in Denver, Colorado discusses her HSR&amp;D Career Development Award program work, which is focused on building supportive learning environments VA&rsquo;s cardiac catheter labs.
In Conversation: Fireside Chat with Kristin Mattocks and Rani Elwy Dr. Kristin Mattocks conducts a wide-ranging interview with her friend and HSR&amp;D colleague, Dr. Rani Elwy. Dr. Elwy shares insights into her long-running VA HSR&amp;D research career, discusses turning failure into success, and looks at the two-way relationship between mentors and mentees. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH, is an investigator and Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, Director of the HSR&amp;D-funded &lt;a href=&quot;/centers/creek/&quot;&gt;Community Care Research, Evaluation, and Knowledge Center&lt;/a&gt;, and the Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Rani Elwy, PhD, MS, is an investigator with the HSR&amp;D-funded &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.choir.research.va.gov/index.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research&lt;/a&gt;, and Director of the Implementation Science Core at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
Evaluating the Transitioning Servicemember Support Program Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.queri.research.va.gov/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;QUERI&lt;/a&gt;) dissemination coordinator Diane Hanks talks with Dr. Joe Geraci, investigator and clinical psychologist at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Geraci is the co-Director of the Transitioning Servicemember/Veteran Suicide and Prevention Center, which is a joint effort between VISN 2 and VISN 17. Recently, Dr. Geraci partnered with QUERI to evaluate the effectiveness of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://etssponsorship.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Transitioning Servicemember/Veteran Sponsorship&lt;/a&gt; initiative. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Dr. Geraci is a retired U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant Colonel, having served for 20 years and been deployed as a combat leader with elite Special Operations/Ranger, Airborne, and Infantry units to Afghanistan four times since September 11, 2001.
The Impact of COVID-19, Social Distancing, and Mental Health Bryann DeBeer, PhD, of the Seattle-Denver &lt;a href=&quot; /centers/seattle-denver.cfm&quot;&gt;Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care&lt;/a&gt;, talks about her work using social network analysis to understand the impact that COVID-19 enforced social distancing has had on Veterans&rsquo; mental health and suicide risk.
Partnering to Increase Veteran Safety: Fall Prevention and Nursing Unit Design HSR&amp;D investigator and director of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/services/grecc/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;North Florida/South Georgia Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center&lt;/a&gt; Ron Shorr, MD, MS, and healthcare architect Gary Fischer with VA&rsquo;s Construction and Facilities Unit, discuss the value of partnered research within the context of Dr. Shorr&rsquo;s HSR&amp;D-funded project, &lt;a href=&quot; /research/abstracts.cfm?Project_ID=2141706270&quot;&gt;Nursing Unit Design and Hospital Falls&lt;/a&gt;.
Evaluating Prophylactic Anticoagulant Therapy Effectiveness for Treating COVID-19 In this episode, Dr. Christopher Rentsch, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Yale University, talks about a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n311&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;large-scale evaluation of the effectiveness of prophylactic anticoagulant therapy&lt;/a&gt; for the treatment of COVID-19.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Since the recording of this podcast, the largest trial to date, ACTIV-4, has found that initiating therapeutic anticoagulation compared to prophylactic anticoagulation provided additional benefit among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Both Dr. Rentsch&rsquo;s study and the ACTIV-4 study found benefit in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2105911&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;noncritically ill&lt;/a&gt; patients yet not in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2103417&quot;&gt;critically ill&lt;/a&gt; patients.
Using Temperature to Improve COVID-19 Infection Control In part one of a two-part conversation, VA geriatrician Jim Rudolph, MD, talks about his work to develop new COVID-19 safety and screening standards based on temperature readings among residents of VA Community Living Centers. In addition to his work as a VA clinician, Dr. Rudolph is the director of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.providence.va.gov/research/COIN/Research_Enhancement_Award_Program_REAP.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;HSR&amp;D Center of Innovation for Long-term Services and Supports&lt;/a&gt;, in Providence, RI
Understanding VA’s Vaccination Program in VA Community Living Centers In part two of a two-part conversation, VA geriatrician Jim Rudolph, MD, talks about his work to assess VA&rsquo;s response to distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in VA Community Living Centers. In addition to his work as a VA clinician, Dr. Rudolph is the director of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.providence.va.gov/research/COIN/Research_Enhancement_Award_Program_REAP.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;HSR&amp;D Center of Innovation for Long-term Services and Supports&lt;/a&gt; in Providence, RI.
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