About Innovation

The VHA Innovation Program facilitates results-driven and forward-looking health care innovation within VA. The program allows critical health care innovations to emerge from the field, evolve based on constructive and collaborative review, and be piloted in a safe harbor environment.

The VHA Innovation Program is broken out into three portfolios: Grassroots, Strategic and Laboratory. In 2014, the program also began to support and initiate enterprise-wide implementation of some of its most successful projects. Information about this effort is found on the Deployment page.

The VHA Innovation Program works with the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) to complete its mission: lowering the barrier of entry for quality innovations that support and accelerate VA transformation. By increasing opportunities for innovation to thrive within VA, the program increases VA’s ability to provide the best care anywhere.


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