A range of health information technology providers were among the recently announced winners of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department's Industry Innovation Competition. Contest officials worked with the winners to develop pilot projects designed to test new technologies' potential to improve veterans' lives.
Health tech a highlight in VA contest
The 13 winning projects included an online medication information and adverse drug-interaction notification system being developed by Pharmacy OneSource, based in Seattle.
Burbank, Calif.-based AWAK Technologies was recognized for its work to develop a wearable dialysis device to increase patients' freedom for normal activity and promote better health.
"These projects enable us to work with industry to integrate new solutions into the services that we provide and that veterans have earned," VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a news release announcing the winners.
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