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Upcoming events

  • VHA Innovation Experience (iEX) provides Veterans and the public a unique opportunity to experience and celebrate how VHA innovation, collaboration, and technology are breaking boundaries, forging the future of Veteran healthcare, and most importantly, changing and saving Veteran lives.

  • ACHE's Congress provides unparalleled access to the best practices and professional connections you need to succeed, bringing healthcare's key players and industry thought leaders together with the shared mission of helping you advance healthcare in your community.

Past events

  • This live, knowledge-based webinar will allow VA healthcare teams to study all of these topics in a structured, standardized manner and better support the care needs of their patients when integrating immersive technology and to ensure all are receiving proper guidance how to do so safely.

  • National convention attendees participate in commission meetings, workshops and training sessions, as well as hear from distinguished guests, see award presentations and elect a new national commander.

Featured News

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  • Nurse assists Veteran with putting on a virtual reality headset in a hospital room.

    Published on July 5, 2022 by Waya Health

    Waya Health today announced one of the largest single deployments of virtual reality within a U.S. healthcare system, company president Joe Morgan, MD, said.

  • Veterans Affairs healthcare worker assists Veteran with virtual reality therapy session.

    Published on September 15, 2022 by Steven Goetsch, Public Affairs Specialist

    The coronavirus pandemic plunged millions of Americans into the virtual world. Across the country, schools and businesses used virtual means to keep moving forward. The South Texas VA was no exception: Spinal Cord Injury & Disorder (SCI/D) has also embraced virtual technologies to better treat their specialized patients. The technology it adopted was the Neuro Rehab Virtual Reality (VR) XR Therapy System, part of a larger plan to better serve SCI/D patients.

  • Two Veterans engage in virtual reality therapy sessions while sitting on a chairs.

    Published on July 29, 2022 by Dr. Anne Lord Bailey, Immersive Tech lead, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning

    While many health care organizations are just beginning to explore virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive technology (collectively known as extended reality, or XR), VA is taking the lead in using XR to change how Veterans receive and access their health care.

  • A Veteran in a hospital room standing up, wearing a virtual reality headset, engaging in a creative arts virtual reality therapy session.

    Published on July 5, 2022 by Ashley Anderson, Evan Santos

    Waya Health, who oversees the System in Durham, announced Tuesday that a virtual reality component will be added to its systems in medical centers around the country, including right in the Triangle, at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.