Over the years, VA employees have been the source of some of our most notable innovations, such as the implantable cardiac pacemaker, the nicotine patch, and the first successful liver transplant. These innovations and others like them have extended beyond VA and led the way in private healthcare as well.

From 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15, VA will hold an “Innovation Demonstration Day” where field-based employees have been invited to present their solutions developed to spark innovation in the VA.

VA is transforming the experiences of our Veterans and those who serve them. We are serious about innovation and delivering value to Veterans and we are investing in the beating heart of our organization, our employees. They know the challenges we face and are the most equipped to identify potential solutions that help improve access to care, care coordination, employee engagement, quality and safety for the Veterans we serve.

The VA Innovators Network helps unleash the potential of VA employees, arming them with the tools they need to solve problems in new ways.

We invite you to join us for Demonstration Day to help celebrate over three dozen innovation projects taking place from across the VA. The event will take place at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Space, 901 15th Street NW, Washington DC.  VA employees, Veterans, the general public, and media are invited. We will also be live streaming for VA employees to join this celebration of innovation and best practices.

Please register for your free ticket here. We hope you can join us in person or through the live webcast. These employees have worked tirelessly over the past few months and their success is our success.


Andrea IppolitoAbout the authors: Andrea Ippolito (pictured) is the leader of the VA Innovators Network, Shereef Elnahal, M.D., is a White House Fellow appointed to the Office of the Under Secretary for Health; and Patrick Littlefield, Ph.D., is the executive director of VA’s Center for Innovation.

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Published on Aug. 4, 2016

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