New England VERC applies engineering and improvement methods to important healthcare problems so that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can efficiently, effectively, and reliably provide exceptional care to Veterans. As one of four Veterans Engineering Resource Centers (VERCs) nationally, we also train VHA staff and the next generation of professionals in improvement methods as they apply to healthcare. New England VERC is a multidisciplinary program collaborating with academics, researchers, clinicians, and operations staff to improve the way work is done on local, regional, and national levels.
Some examples of our recent and ongoing improvements include:
New England VERC balances project priorities among a number of different customers and levels of the VHA organization including: national priorities, VISN strategic goals and needs, and local facility projects. Potential projects are prioritized from carefully selected criteria shown below.