• VHA Innovation Experience kicks off with 10 Breaking Boundaries: Collaboration Challenge winners named

    On August 26 and 27, it all began. The Breaking Boundaries: Collaboration Challenge launched the 2021 VHA iEX Virtual Event Series.

  • Innovation that serves women Veterans

    The Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) is the catalyst for enabling the discovery and spread of mission-driven health care innovation to advance care delivery and service that is changing and saving Veteran lives.

  • VEText: From local innovation to national COVID-19 support

    Thanks to VEText, a text message appointment reminder system for Veterans with the potential to decrease no-shows developed through VHAIE, VA already had systems in place to begin doing just that.

  • VHA IE Trailblazers: Dr. Arash Harzand is bringing the hospital to Veterans’ homes

    VHA IE Trailblazers: Dr. Arash Harzand is taking an old-school approach to Veteran health care with new-school technologies.

  • VHA Diffusion of Excellence begins spreading 10 new practices

    With 10 practices entering the Diffusion of Excellence portfolio this year, joining 59 previous efforts, even more Veterans lives will be impacted.

  • COVID-19 Maker Challenge delivers solutions for Veterans, VA staff and America

    VHA Innovation Ecosystem collaborated with Veteran non-profit Challenge America on a series of five COVID-19 Maker Challenge events that brought innovators from across the country together.

  • The Innovation Experience brought partnerships to the forefront

    Last week the VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) held the third annual VHA Innovation Experience (iEX), showcasing partnerships on innovation at VA.

  • Igniting innovation to tackle a historic pandemic

    VA encourages employees to design and diffuse innovation. Collaboration with the external innovation community solidifies partnerships that save Veteran lives and fulfill VA’s Fourth Mission.

  • Innovative new tools help first responders during COVID-19

    The first COVID-19 Maker Challenge make-a-thon took place in early May and focused on challenges facing first responders like police, emergency responders, firefighters and others.

  • Innovators of the Month: Dr. Tiffany Lange-Altman and Dr. Michelle Hilgeman

    During Pride Month the iNET InnoVAtor of the Month features two iNET investees who support the LGBTQ community with PRIDE in All Who Served.

  • MIT and VA Partner for COVID-19 Hackathon

    The COVID-19 pandemic requires innovative thinking. That is why VA partnered with MIT and other organizations to put on the MIT COVID-19 Challenge “Beat the Pandemic” Hackathon.

  • Discovering Grassroots Innovation is Leading Veteran Health Care into the Future

    The VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) is empowering frontline employees with grassroots innovation to positively impact Veterans.

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