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VA Innovation Demo Day

August 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

VA is changing the way we fundamentally do business. We believe that customer-obsessed innovation drives world-class service. Our employees on the ground embody this spirit, going above and beyond in pioneering efforts that put the needs and interests of Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors first. As VA continues its journey to Modernization, leadership has invested time, energy, and resources to create an Innovation Ecosystem where VA harnesses the power of our best and brightest.

VA Innovation Demo Day gives frontline staff the opportunity to share highlights, progress, and lessons learned about the innovative projects they spent the last several months designing, piloting, testing, and implementing, to improve the Veteran experience. These staff represent the driving force behind VA’s unique innovation and best practice programs. Over the years, VA’s employees have been the source of some of our most notable innovations and best practices, such as the implantable cardiac pacemaker, the nicotine patch, and the first successful liver transplant. These innovations and practices and others like them have extended beyond VA, and led the way in private healthcare as well. The VA Center for Innovation, which operates the Innovators Network, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Program, and Diffusion of Excellence Initiative, arms our employees with the tools and resources to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our Veterans. This Innovation Ecosystem empowers our staff to innovate and enables consistency of practice by spreading those innovative best practices to medical centers across the VA health care system.

The goal of Demo Day is to share these innovations with the public to accelerate their ability to serve Veterans across the country.

If you are unable to join us in person, please use the following links to participate virtually:

Lohrfink Auditorium Live Stream:https://youtu.be/ESCnQz5pIIo

Copley Formal Lounge Live Stream: https://youtu.be/2cKWfpWAvJg

Contact: Andrea Ippolito Andrea.Ippolito@VA.GOV










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August 8, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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