• 3D printing innovations deliver medical breakthroughs for Veterans

    The benefits of 3D printing are limitless—from individually customized care, such as creating hand and foot orthotics, prosthetic limbs, and reconstructive surgery, to more groundbreaking applications, such as the ability to accurately replicate a patient’s heart, lung, spine, or aortic valve. Clearly, 3D printing has a profound impact on Veterans’ lives.

  • Crowdsourcing government innovation: the LEAF effect

    As LEAF reaches different VA constituencies, employees are using it in remarkable ways – uses that go beyond what its developer thought possible.

  • VA hosts Operation Hero-Animal Bond event

    VA and the Humane Society of United States held a special event to provide Veterans information about the benefits of the human-animal bond. Another innovation to support Veteran health.

  • VEText is working for a Texas VA’s medical scheduling

    HARLINGEN, Texas – VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System, […]

  • Smartphone feature provides immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line

    The Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and the Google Assistant function on Android phones now automatically dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which also serves the Veterans Crisis Line, even if the number (1-800-273-8255) is not saved in the phone’s contact list.

  • VA researchers have made amazing discoveries

    Research Week celebrates the accomplishments of VA research, which for more than 90 years has been improving the lives of Veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation.

  • New best practices are being implemented across VA following “Shark Tank” competition

    These best practices address key areas in which VA can improve its health care for Veterans.

  • VA secretary Shulkin unveils world’s most advanced commercial prosthesis

    “The LUKE arm is a shining example of why VA exists,” Secretary Shulkin said. “There is no commercial market for this type of technology...This is why VA and its research efforts – efforts that could not be replicated in the private sector – are so important.”

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