The Veterans Health Adminstration (VHA) is home to America's largest integrated healthcare system with 171 medical centers and 1,112 outpatient sites. The VHA Innovation Ecosystem was created to be the catalyst for healthcare discovery and innovation and provides several opportunities for independent entrepreneurs and startups as well as VHA providers and staff. The collaborative nature of their network spans leaders in academia, nonprofit, and industry and they are all ready to work with the community to develop new breakthroughs and solutions to improve patient care.
Come to this session to hear about the many programs going on in the VHA Innovation Ecosystem and learn how you can collaborate on your early-stage ideas with this vast network of healthcare leaders.
Q&A to follow the presentation!
Eric Ayala - Innovation Specialist at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Eric Ayala: Began his career in Submarines, certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ), received his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Business Administration, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in adapting entrepreneurial and Lean Startup practices to Federal healthcare, and has a passion for Marketing, Human-Centered Design, and Design Thinking.
This event is a part of the inaugural MKE Tech Week which celebrates and supports the Milwaukee region's tech and startup ecosystem featuring over 50 events hosted by 35 community organizations. For a full schedule of events, click here.
Thanks to our sponsor: BioForward!