VA Seeks Staff to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Care for Patients - August 19, 2019
By Brandi Vincent, Nextgov
As the Veterans Affairs Department implements disruptive technologies—and specifically 3D printing—insiders are making strategic plans to disseminate modern tools across the agency and build a robust workforce equipped with the skills necessary to reach new advancements on the horizon, Senior Innovation Fellow Beth Ripley said in Washington this week.
“3D printing, in particular, is at a beautiful point for innovation because it is so new to a lot of us,” Ripley said at Nextgov’s Emerging Technology Summit. “Even if we know what it is, it’s full of possibilities and we haven't been indoctrinated into thinking ‘this is how you use it.’”