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Reducing Hospital Admissions and Amputation Prevention: Remote Temperature Monitoring

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One in four Veterans has diabetes. Last year, VA treated 75,000 Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU), which accounted for 80% of non-traumatic amputations, resulting in a cost of $3.2 billion. VHAIE's "National Initiative to End Diabetic Limb loss", has designed and tested a new care model in DFU prevention. Since COVID, we have shifted from traditional in-clinic treatment, to virtual-based prevention.

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.

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95 successful

Awards and Recognition:

Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice, Igniting Innovation Award, iNET Spread Investee, VHA Shark Tank Winner

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AL: Birmingham VA Medical Center (Birmingham, Alabama) AL: Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery (Montgomery) AL: Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Tuskegee (Tuskegee) AR: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, Arkansas) AR: John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Little Rock, Arkansas) AZ: Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Prescott) AZ: Carl T. Hayden Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona) AZ: Tucson VA Medical Center (Tucson) CA: Fresno VA Medical Center (Fresno) CA: Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (San Diego, California) CA: Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Loma Linda, California) CA: Martinez VA Medical Center (Martinez) CA: Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Palo Alto, California)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
CA: Sacramento VA Medical Center (Sacramento) CA: San Francisco VA Medical Center (San Francisco) CA: Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center (Long Beach) CO: Grand Junction VA Medical Center (Grand Junction, Colorado) CO: Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (Aurora Rocky Mountain) DC: Washington VA Medical Center (Washington, District of Columbia) FL: Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Miami) FL: C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bay Pines) FL: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (Tampa, Florida) FL: Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Gainesville) FL: Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando) FL: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (West Palm Beach) GA: Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Augusta Downtown) IA: Des Moines VA Medical Center (Des Moines, Iowa) ID: Boise VA Medical Center (Boise) IL: Danville VA Medical Center (Danville, Illinois) IL: Edward Hines Junior Hospital (Hines)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
IL: Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois) IN: Fort Wayne VA Medical Center (Fort Wayne) KS: Colmery-O'Neil Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Topeka) KS: Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Leavenworth) KY: Franklin R. Sousley Campus (Lexington-Leestown) LA: New Orleans VA Medical Center (New Orleans) LA: Overton Brooks Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Shreveport) MA: Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Bedford) MA: Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Central Western Massachusetts) ME: Togus VA Medical Center (Togus) MI: Aleda E. Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Saginaw, Michigan) MI: Battle Creek VA Medical Center (Battle Creek) MI: John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Detroit)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
MN: Minneapolis VA Medical Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) MN: St. Cloud VA Medical Center (St. Cloud, Minnesota) MO: Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Columbia, Missouri) MO: John J. Cochran Veterans Hospital (St. Louis John Cochran) MO: Kansas City VA Medical Center (Kansas City, Missouri) MS: Biloxi VA Medical Center (Biloxi) NC: Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Asheville) NC: Durham VA Medical Center (Durham) NC: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, North Carolina) NE: Omaha VA Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) NJ: East Orange VA Medical Center (East Orange) NV: Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Reno) NV: North Las Vegas VA Medical Center (North Las Vegas) NY: Bath VA Medical Center (Bath) NY: Brooklyn VA Medical Center (Brooklyn) NY: Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo, New York) NY: Castle Point VA Medical Center (Castle Point) NY: James J. Peters Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bronx) NY: Margaret Cochran Corbin VA Campus (Manhattan) NY: Rochester Calkins VA Clinic (Rochester Calkins) NY: Samuel S. Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Albany, New York) NY: Staten Island Community VA Clinic (Staten Island) OH: Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
OH: Dayton VA Medical Center (Dayton) OH: Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio) OK: Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Muskogee, Oklahoma) OK: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center (Oklahoma City) OR: Portland VA Medical Center (Portland, Oregon) OR: White City VA Medical Center (White City) PA: Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville) PA: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) PA: Pittsburgh VA Medical Center-University Drive (Pittsburgh) RI: Providence VA Medical Center (Providence) SC: Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Charleston, South Carolina) SC: Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Columbia, South Carolina) SD: Fort Meade VA Medical Center (Fort Meade, South Dakota) TN: Memphis VA Medical Center (Memphis) TX: Dallas VA Medical Center (Dallas) TX: George H. O'Brien, Jr., Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Big Spring) TX: Harlingen VA Clinic (Harlingen) TX: Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Houston) UT: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City) VA: Hampton VA Medical Center (Hampton) VA: Hunter Holmes McGuire Hospital (Richmond, Virginia)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
VA: Salem VA Medical Center (Salem, Virginia) WA: Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Spokane, Washington) WA: Seattle VA Medical Center (Seattle) WI: Tomah VA Medical Center (Tomah) WI: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Madison) WV: Beckley VA Medical Center (Beckley) WV: Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia) WY: Sheridan VA Medical Center (Sheridan)

There are no in-progress adoptions for this innovation.

There are no unsuccessful adoptions for this innovation.

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1300 Veterans participate in remote temperature monitoring. More than 40 Podiatry Clinics offer this empirically-based preventative intervention. "When we shift the approach from treatment to prevention, we empower Veterans, improve outcomes, and save lives" Dr. Brantley, Podiatry Chief Richmond VA

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VHA Innovate the Smart Mat to Save Lives

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The Initiative to End Diabetic Limb Loss