The Diffusion Marketplace is a discovery and collaboration tool that curates promising clinical, operational, and strategic innovations from VA. We are managed by the Diffusion of Excellence, an organization within the VHA Innovation Ecosystem. Our goal is to represent the best of VA and to reflect the spirit of service and collaboration for Veterans and the communities we serve.
Frequently asked questions
An innovation is a program, process, or tool designed and implemented within VA that brings a unique value toward addressing a clinical, operational, or strategic problem.
Innovations are grouped into three diffusion phases:
Emerging innovations are early in their adoption and are being assessed.
Replicating innovations are being adopted across multiple facilities as their impact continues to be validated.
Scaling innovations are being adopted widely with the support of national stakeholders.
You can self-nominate or nominate other innovations for consideration on the Diffusion Marketplace by using our Nominate an innovation page. Innovations can also be nominated through competitions, such as the VHA Shark Tank Competition.
Nominated innovations will be reviewed by the Diffusion of Excellence team, relevant subject matter experts, as well as Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISNs) and program office leaders. Innovations will be selected in alignment with VA best practices and priorities.
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