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VHA Innovators Network (INET)

The VHA Innovators Network (iNET) is a network of 33 VA medical centers changing the way employees think and solve problems through training and accelerated operationalizing innovation.

Allergy to Beta Lactam Evaluation (ABLE)

Improving outcomes by clarifying & clearing penicillin allergies.

Created in November 2016 by the Memphis VA Medical Center

Cards for Connection

Coping Skills Playing Cards for Veterans

Created in September 2017 by the Palo Alto VA Medical Center-Menlo Park (Palo Alto Menlo Park)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Coordinated Access to Reduce Exacerbations (COPD CARE)

Empowering interprofessional care teams to optimize COPD management.

Created in October 2015 by the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Madison)

Continuous Cleaning of Hightouch Surfaces for Veteran and Employee Safety

Self-cleaning mats continuously disinfect providing extra protection

Created in April 2021 by the H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Emergency Medicine Therapy Collaborative

Delivering the best care at the right place and at the right time.

Created in August 2012 by the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)


This EMS Initiative enhances the cleanliness of Medical Equipment & Beds

Created in July 2019 by the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio)


Enhancing quality of care by communicating health needs collaboratively

Created in June 2012 by the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (San Diego, California)

Fall Prevention System

Use smart socks to alert nurses when fall-risk patient get out of bed.

Created in January 2020 by the Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Palo Alto, California)

Fit a Bit of Wellness

Reduce employee burnout by fitting in a bit of wellness!

Created in December 2021 by the Orlando VA Medical Center

FLOW System (formerly FLOW3)

Delivery of prosthetic limbs in less than half the time

Created in January 2013 by the Seattle VA Medical Center

Healing Veteran Hearts with Virtual Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation (Smart HEART)

Reduce cardiovascular disease risk and improve quality of life

Created in May 2016 by the Atlanta VA Medical Center (Atlanta, Georgia)

Healthier Kidneys Through Your Kitchen (HKTYK)

Earlier Nutrition Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease: Inspiring and supporting behavior change through nutrition, cooking, and movement.

Created in June 2017 by the Franklin R. Sousley Campus (Lexington-Leestown)