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

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.

Check Also

DIU to Help Navy Adopt Predictive Maintenance; Mike Madsen Quoted

The Defense Innovation Unit is in talks with the U.S. Navy to implement the use of predictive maintenance in the service branch, FCW reported Friday. Mike Madsen, director of strategic engagement at DIU, said at a recent industry event that the unit and U.S. are planning to award a contract on predictive maintenance within fiscal year 2020.