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AIMES Collaboration

The AIMES Collaboration is funded by the AHBPCE to help improve the health and care of Veterans with airborne hazards concerns. The AIMES team brings expertise in data management and analysis, implementation science and quality improvement to the management and use of the VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR).

AIMES Collaboration activities:

  • Support data access and analysis needs of the AHBPCE using the AHOBPR and VA medical record data. This includes:
    • Support development and design of AHOBPR data reports to VA Central Office, regional networks and medical centers.
    • Support the AHOBPR data needs of VA researchers through the AHBPCE
    • Support ongoing analysis of AHOBPR data for AHBPCE
  • Understand and improve the delivery of AHOBPR examinations across VHA.
    • Evaluate VA medical center structure, process and outcomes related to successful delivery of AHOBPR exams
    • Identify and compile best practices
    • Facilitate implementation and enhanced delivery at partnering sites in a consultative role

To support this effort, the AIMES team is developing a toolkit comprised of presentations, best practices, training materials and more to be shared across VHA.

In addition to our support of the AHBPCE, the AIMES team partners with VA medical centers to improve delivery of the AHOBPR examinations through:

  • Sharing best practices
  • Generating and sharing site-specific data reports
  • Sharing resources for implementation and quality improvement
  • Consultation and support

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