Measuring the health, economic, and cultural impacts generated by scientific investments is crucial to informing the sustainment of effective innovations for improving quality of care for Veterans. QUERI has a new comprehensive framework for assessing research impacts, especially for implementation and quality improvement initiatives.
The QUERI ACTION framework (Alignment, Commitment, Tailoring, Informing the field, Observing healthcare changes, and generating New questions/projects) provides measures of impact for scientific implementation and policy initiatives.
The ACTION framework is based on a comprehensive review of key impact frameworks, such as the National Academy of Medicine Degrees of Impact and CDC Science Impact Framework, and results from a recent national evaluation of QUERI.
Alignment: How is the initiative linked to health system operations and research priorities?
Commitment: How effective is the research-operations partnership?
Tailoring to local context: To what extent were specific strategies and tools adopted into routine practice?
Informing the field: How are the project results being communicated to key stakeholders and organizations?
Observing healthcare changes: improvements in quality of care and health outcomes?
Generating New questions: was there a “halo effect” of the innovation dissemination?
To learn more about the QUERI ACTION Framework, see the full article here and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.