VHA State of Innovation Report 2020
Through this report you will learn about innovation across VHA today, and the exciting way gamechangers are adapting to meet current and future challenges that patients and their health care providers may face. We invite you to celebrate the work our innovators have accomplished.
Operationalizing Innovation in Health Care
Chief Officer of the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning Dr. Ryan Vega and former VHA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Ken Kizer write in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst about the lack of an operating model for health care innovation, and the foundations upon which one can be built going forward.
VHA iNET Annual Report 2020
Discover how VHA Innovators Network (iNET) is changing the culture of VHA by diving into the iNET Annual Report, an engaging, insightful, and quick look at how iNET drives innovation and the kinds of practices, products and programs it supports.
Establishing a Foundation for Innovation
VHA IE delivers four critical elements needed to create a foundation for operationalizing innovation in a health care setting
Workforce Capacity to Actualize Innovation:
Investing in VHA employees to give them the tools and skillsets needed to bring innovative ideas to fruition
Resilient Organizational Infrastructure:
Institutionalizing innovation through integrated, systematic, repeatable pathways for change
Shifting the mindset to envision innovation as everyone’s responsibility to improve service delivery and create a better new normal
Strategic External Partnerships and Collaborations :
Innovation cannot be realized in isolation and requires novel, cross-industry partnerships that surface novel ideas and help catalyze a shift in the status-quo
VHA IE delivers innovative solutions today through four core portfolios
Facilitates a culture of innovation through a network of 33 VA Medical Centers with embedded Innovation Specialists who are focused on empowering frontline VHA employees and their ideas and building the workforce of the future
Identifies, tests, and diffuses innovative, Promising Practices across VHA through a repeatable process for scaling innovation
Builds a collaborative innovation community with academic, industry, non-profit, and other government partners to co-develop innovative solutions that can meaningfully scale to impact Veteran care
Aims to foster collaboration between both internal and external partners and select, local VA Medical Centers to address VHA’s most pressing health care challenges