Innovation is at the forefront of all the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care. As the
largest integrated health care system in the world, VA not only cares for our nation’s
Veterans, but is in a unique position to advance, change, and disrupt the way America
delivers health care. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem is the
leader in this effort, and the VHA Innovation Experience (iEx) is how we celebrate this
Each year, over the course of multiple days, VHA employees, industry leaders, academic partners, the public, and Veterans come together to share the innovative, life changing work being done daily throughout VHA. Frontline employees from across VA, who work directly with Veterans daily, present their incredible practices and solutions in a variety of ways including demonstrations, talks, and posters. The event includes of four parts: VHA Innovation Demo Day, a networking and poster session, VHA iEx Talks, and VHA Shark Tank. By bringing these fantastic programs together into one engaging and exciting event, VHA Innovation Ecosystem hopes to highlight how VA’s care for Veterans is constantly evolving and improving.
The second annual VHA Innovation Experience occured on Oct. 22-23, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It combined popular elements from last year as well as a full slate of new and cutting edge experiences. VHA Innovation Experience thanks all who attended in person and those who watched the live-streamed of the two-day event. Stay tuned for more specific highlights from the multiple parts of the event including VHA Demo Day, the networking and poster session, VHA iEx Talks, and VHA Shark Tank--and for news on next years iEx.