First in a series of video case studies featuring VACI projects
The VA Center for Innovation funded the development of technology that enables doctors to remotely monitor patient vital signs via wireless devices worn by patients at home. Analytics compare the data to personalized patient profiles to detect early warning signs of developing health issues, improving quality health outcomes and reducing cost of care. VA piloted the new system at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City and is moving forward with wider use. Watch the video to see how company VGBio and VA teamed up with Veterans for this exciting new healthcare innovation.
Qbase awarded $25,000 grand prize
Congratulations to the Homeless REACH Team from Reston-based Qbase! Special thanks to our partners in the Project REACH app challenge, including Jon Bon Jovi, HUD Secretary Donovan, VA Deputy Secretary Gould, Peter Levin, and Aneesh Chopra! Homeless REACH can be downloaded for free through the Android Market and the App Store. All five of the mobile apps selected as finalists remain available for download at no cost.
13 promising new innovations launched
VACI announced thirteen new awards from its Industry Innovation Competition. These awards respond to needs identified by VA senior leadership and are focused on teleaudiology, prosthetic socket redesign, Blue Button, and automating the sterilization process for reusable medical instruments.
Full report outlines track record and trajectory of new Center
This report describes the successful strategy that led to 135 investments in innovative improvements to VA benefits and health care services. You will learn how VACI will continue to turn ideas into realities that help us meet the mission of the Department in the 21st century.
Dr. Adam Darkins, Chief Consultant for Telemedicine at VA, and Dr. Peter Almenoff, Director of the VA Quality and Safety Analytics Center, serve as 2013 Senior Fellows at VACI. Doug Trauner, CEO and founder of Health Analytic Services, Inc. and Co-chair of the FCC mHealth Task Force, has been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) at VACI.
Vietnam War Veteran, co-founder of E.Piphany, and prime mover behind the Lean Startup movement, Steve is the author of several influential books on entrepreneurship and teaches on the subject at Stanford University. Last year, Harvard Business Review named him a “Master of Innovation.” You can see why we’re lucky to have him.