Care & Transformational Initiatives

Testing New Models of Care for Transformational Impact

Care & Transformational Initiatives (CTI) is focused on testing and refining innovative care models and transformational initiatives that can be meaningfully scaled to impact Veteran care. CTI works closely with a variety of partners from academia, industry, non-profits, and other government agencies.

Our Focus Areas

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Care Models

Changing the way VHA thinks about and delivers care, understanding that traditional care models are not one-size-fits-all

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Veteran-Facing Solutions

Developing solutions that are informed by direct Veteran feedback and address the most pressing and impactful challenges throughout the Veteran community

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Precision Medicine

Delivering a strategy that will drive clinical decision support to the point of care, enabling providers to create individualized treatments that work for Veterans

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3D Printing

Leading the way in developing and scaling hospital-based 3D printing, providing a pathway for innovations that directly impact patient health including presurgical planning models, orthotics, prosthetics, and beyond

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Artificial Intelligence

Exploring how to apply complex algorithms and machine learning tools to improve Veteran care throughout the largest integrated health care system in the United States

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Immersive Technology

Using augmented and virtual reality to help Veterans and providers apply new frontiers for interactive imaging and immersive therapies for a variety of health applications

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Joshua Patterson
Director, Care & Transformational Initiatives

“The work of CTI is to define what’s possible and disrupt what’s normal. We have no ambition to make great names for ourselves, but we do aim to set the pace for transforming healthcare, while keeping in mind that everything we do, we do for our Veterans, for VA, and for health care worldwide.”