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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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96 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) DE: Wilmington VA Medical Center (Wilmington, Delaware) 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) 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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Nearly 10,000 veterans participate in remote temperature monitoring. "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