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    The VA#17, The World’s Most Innovative Research Institutions – 2017

    "While they might not get the headlines that Silicon Valley startups do, government agencies have long been on the forefront of innovation. They conduct the long-term and expensive R&D that private companies find hard to justify to shareholders. The results of government-funded research are part of everyday life, including fluorescent lights, lasers, the global positioning system and the Internet."

    VA Center For Innovation-Open Innovation

    Innovation Research Slides

    Download file "Ferrer Innovation.ppt"

    Innovation Research Paper

    Download file "Improving Clinical Workflow in Ambulatory Care.pdf"
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26290887

    Innovation Policy Directives

    • VHA Strategic Plan FY 2013 – 2018 Innovation & Improvement – VHA will drive an improvement culture by advancing innovation trials, emerging health technologies, and experimentation, through exploration of both constructive failures and dynamic successes, adopting practices that improve care while minimizing and managing acceptable risk.
    • Support Department of Veteran’s Affairs Blueprint for Excellence VHA theme three: Advance health care innovation for veterans and the country by leveraging successful VHA innovations.