Introduction tothe VA Center forInnovation (VACI)Blake HendersonInnovation CoordinatorGrassroots InnovationsILNdcMay 2013
Guiding Philosophy Small, targeted investments Discovery-driven process Not pass or fail Startup in a big system Heal...
Strategic vs. Grassroots Strategic Top down IndustryCompetition e.g. Blue ButtonCompetition $500k - $5M Grassroots ...
VA Innovation LifeCycle Idea Prototype Implementation Class III – local / facility Class II - regional Class I - nat...
Scope of a Project Scope must be defined by the teambefore undertaking the projectNot a one size fits all processInnovati...
Challenges Diffusion of Innovation Example: Class I Enhancements to VISTA Test Environment for MyHealtheVet High-Quali...
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ILNdc - Veterans Affairs Innovations

  1. 1. Introduction tothe VA Center forInnovation (VACI)Blake HendersonInnovation CoordinatorGrassroots InnovationsILNdcMay 2013
  2. 2. Guiding Philosophy Small, targeted investments Discovery-driven process Not pass or fail Startup in a big system Healthy competition Not the only show in townILNdc – May 2013
  3. 3. Strategic vs. Grassroots Strategic Top down IndustryCompetition e.g. Blue ButtonCompetition $500k - $5M Grassroots Flat framework Yearly ideacompetition Community inputand voting 4th Round - $0-$750kILNdc – May 2013 Entrepreneurs in Residence Innovation Fellows
  4. 4. VA Innovation LifeCycle Idea Prototype Implementation Class III – local / facility Class II - regional Class I - nationalILNdc – May 2013
  5. 5. Scope of a Project Scope must be defined by the teambefore undertaking the projectNot a one size fits all processInnovation Idea Prototype III II I(209)AdvancedDecisionSupport(66) CRATSKiosk(572) – InfoPathHand HygieneTool(276)CoreCollection ofKnowledge
  6. 6. Challenges Diffusion of Innovation Example: Class I Enhancements to VISTA Test Environment for MyHealtheVet High-Quality Health Data Sets for TestingQuestions?ILNdc – May 2013

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