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VA Opens Health Care Innovation Center in California; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a new California-based center that would focus on the technological innovation of health care services. VA said Monday that it stood up the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation under a partnership with the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem. NCCHI operates as part of the department’s Palo Alto Health Care System.

“The center is particularly exciting because it is uniquely designed as a catalyst to combine strengths from non-health care fields,” said Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

NCCHI will focus its efforts on artificial intelligence, workflow efficiencies and clinical decision support. The center’s location in Silicon Valley allows for collaboration with technology industry partners and other government entities.

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