Diffusion of Excellence

Scaling Promising Practices

Diffusion of Excellence specializes in scaling emergent, high-impact health care practices across the nation’s largest integrated health care system.

Our Model

Diffusion of Excellence meets its goal through deploying a model to discover, test, replicate, and scale.

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VHA Shark Tank Competition

VHA IE identifies employee-developed Promising Practices and matches them with interested facilities.

Project Convergence

Facilitated Replication

Promising Practices are implemented in one or two additional facilities with training and project management support through a six to nine-month process.

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Diffusion Pathway

Promising Practices continue through organic diffusion, initial diffusion, or national diffusion.

Our Work

Promising Practices

Promising Practices

The Diffusion of Excellence Program specializes in scaling emerging, high-impact health care Promising Practices across the nation’s largest integrated health care system.


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HAPPEN

HAPPEN

The Diffusion of Excellence Program advances Promising Practices that improve Veteran care such as Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Prevention by Engaging Nurses (HAPPEN), an initiative that is leveraging a simple, low-cost, low-risk intervention to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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National Organization for NV-HAP Prevention

National Organization for NV-HAP Prevention

VHA is collaborating with a network of health care leaders to advance a national research agenda and develop policies to combat non-ventilator associated pneumonia through the National Organization for NV-HAP Prevention (NOHAP).

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The Diffusion Marketplace

Diffusion Marketplace supports VA in becoming a high-reliability and learning organization by diffusing promising practices. The site is designed to help organically spread important and life-saving practices throughout the VA health care system.


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Please note, at this time, the site is only accessible to VHA staff.

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Blake Henderson
Director, Diffusion of Excellence

“Diffusion of Excellence enables our partnered practices and innovations to sustainably scale across our nationwide health care system to maximize their impact.”