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VIReC provides guidance essential for helping VA researchers use data and information systems.
VIReC Cyberseminars provide expert discussion and guidance on key issues related to using VA data for research.
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VIReC is an HSR&D funded resource center. Our mission is to advance VA capacity to use data effectively for research and quality improvement and to foster communication between research data users and the VA healthcare community. VIReC conducts research and collaborates with experts in the field to create a knowledge base of factual and evaluative information. VIReC shares this knowledge with VA researchers through our products and services.
This VIReC-led issue, “Linking VA and Non-VA Data to Address US Veterans Health Services Issues,” illustrates ways VA investigators are increasingly linking diverse datasets to evaluate and examine health care delivery that includes non-VA services. Fifteen VA-authored papers highlight challenges and benefits of linking VA and non-VA data to study health services research questions.