Revolutionizing VHA’s Workforce to Innovate for Veterans

Bringing revolutionary folks collectively and supporting them to allow them to enhance Veteran care. That’s the purpose of the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE), and it has delivered. VHA IE is supporting innovators from throughout VHA, making a tradition of innovation that positively impacts as many Veterans’ lives as potential. Now, that effort has been acknowledged by the distinguished Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators award.
VHA IE has created a group of revolutionary portfolios with the purpose of enabling the invention and development of mission-driven well being care innovation to break the boundaries of well being care and forge the way forward for Veteran care. To do that, VHA IE had to shift the tradition of VHA to one the place innovation thrives and frontline staff, who work intently with Veterans on daily basis and see the challenges they face and perceive how to finest deal with them, are given the area and help to elevate their work. That’s why VHA IE created a spot the place innovation thrives, staff can take dangers, and failure is seen as a stepping stone to success. This evolution in office tradition signifies that leaders in well being care innovation are discovering a house at VA and constructing a greater well being care system for Veterans.
The impression of constructing among the finest locations for innovators to work is astounding. From rising an industry-leading 3D printing community to making a life-saving tooth-brushing program that’s now being applied in well being care techniques throughout the nation, VHA IE has discovered the answer to bettering Veteran care in frontline staff and the Veterans themselves. Through VHA IE applications, revolutionary options have positively impacted greater than 5 million Veterans and caregivers and resulted in a minimum of $75 million in value avoidance for VA. More than 150 VA websites are presently concerned in innovation efforts and greater than 25,000 staff have actively participated in reshaping the tradition of VHA into one in all innovation. This is why, out of the almost 900 firms and organizations that utilized, VHA IE was acknowledged with this award.
“VA is honored to be acknowledged by Fast Company and to be within the achieved firm as these making enormous strides in innovation,” stated Dr. Ryan Vega, Chief Officer, Healthcare Innovation and Learning at VHA’s Office of Discovery, Education, and Affiliate Networks. “Central to VHA IE, is fostering a tradition that empowers entrance line staff to drive innovation that enhances the standard of providers for our nation’s Veterans.  This recognition is a testomony to the 1000’s of staff and leaders who acknowledge our best innovation asset is our employees and people we serve.”
And VHA IE isn’t stopping now. As the motive force of this unimaginable cultural shift, VA is ensuring that each one Veterans proceed to obtain cutting-edge care and providers. If you’re excited about studying about these and different revolutionary options, the folks creating them, or getting a more in-depth have a look at VHA IE as a potential place to work, be a part of us for this 12 months’s VHA Innovation Experience (iEX) digital collection of occasions. Registration is open now. Register as soon as and attend all or any the 4 occasions over the subsequent three months.

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