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VA to Host Suicide Prevention Challenge

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to create a marketplace of products that may support the prevention of veteran suicides. VA said Thursday in a SAM notice it plans to conduct a global competition, named the Suicide Prevention Grand Challenge, for the development of a marketplace that would feature evidence-based suicide prevention tools.

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Federal Officials Cite Slow Acquisition Process, Change Management as Hurdles to Health Innovation

Government officials discussed the challenges to federal health care innovation during an event hosted by the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary for health services policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, cited poor change management and slow procurement process as obstacles to innovative projects.

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