Dr. Anne Lord Bailey

Veterans Health Administration

Director, Clinical Tech Innovation
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Dr. Anne Lord Bailey is Director for Clinical Tech Innovation for VHA Innovation Ecosystem and Immersive Technology Lead for VHA’s Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL). Dr. Bailey started her healthcare journey as a pharmacy resident and then pharmacy practitioner for Western North Carolina VA Healthcare System in Asheville, NC. In 2020, she joined the VHAIE team to lead implementation of emerging technology and in 2021 became OHIL’s lead for Immersive Technology, establishing VA Immersive as a collaborative program across the office. She has worked with experts and thought leaders in government, academia, and industry, while co-leading the expansion of the VHA XR Network from the founding five facilities to over 160, engaging more than 1,350 VA employees. Recently, Dr. Bailey was awarded 2022 G2Xchange Change Agent Award and, along with other OHIL Immersive Tech team members, the 2022 Service to the Citizen Award. In October 2022, she received the International Virtual Reality in Healthcare Association’s 2022 Hero Award for dedication to the growth of immersive technology in healthcare.