What is a Demonstration Lab? - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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What is a Demonstration Lab?

 

What is a Demonstration Lab?

VHA primary care leaders established demonstration laboratories to evaluate and enhance the system-wide transformation of primary care through PACT.  CEPACT’s work is focused on VISN 4, but PACT is being implemented across the country. There are four other demonstration labs (Demo Labs) conducting regional evaluations of different facets of the PACT roll-out and testing PACT-related innovations for subsequent spread. A Demonstration Lab Coordinating Center, located in Seattle, Washington, is tasked with coordination of Lab activities and national evaluation of PACT deployment.

VISN 11 (Ann Arbor, MI area)
The VISN 11 PACT Demonstration Lab addresses innovative interventions for facilitated self-management, including care partners, peer-to-peer support, pharmacy compliance, and transitional care.

VISN 20 (Oregon area)
A collaborative program of the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC), the Roseburg VA Medical Center, and the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (based in White City, Oregon), the VISN 20 PACT Demonstration Lab will develop an enhanced PACT model to implement and evaluate the impact of a comprehensive medical home model and the application of innovative tools.

VISN 22 (Southern California and Nevada area)
The VISN 22 Demonstration Lab is developing a series of clinical innovations targeted to special populations.

VISN 23 (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming)
The VISN 23 Demonstration Lab program aims to identify factors that inhibit or facilitate PACT function in a rural practice setting; determine the impact of PACT implementation; and trial of an intervention to promote self-management to the needs and capabilities of patients.

Photos from the demonstration labs' annual meeting held in Chicago in 2011.

     

  

 

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