By Brett Coughlin – It was a no brainer for the HHS Ventures Fund to include the CDC’s GHOST project in its latest round of funding. There are about 3.5 million Americans infected with Hepatitis C (HCV), which attacks the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and other serious health problems.
By Greg Downing DO, PhD – As the Executive Director for Innovation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), I have learned a great deal about large institutions, whether governmental, profit-driven businesses, or non-profit entities, that thrive on well-honed, routine management processes.
By Will Yang – What if your ideas had the potential to transform how HHS delivers on its mission? What if you had the support and guidance to explore and test that idea?
By Will Yang – The sixth round of the HHS Ignite Accelerator starts in Spring 2017, which means we are now accepting your ideas about how to solve problems at HHS that you care about. Personally, it is beyond exciting to see new ideas spring forth from our colleagues across the Department.
By Mary Wakefield PhD, RN – One of the first actions President Obama took after taking office was to direct federal agencies to find new ways to increase transparency, collaboration and public engagement.
By Warren Kibbe, PhD – Health data enthusiasts of all stripes arrived in Washington, DC, for an annual event known as Health Datapalooza. Incredibly smart participants from government, academia, companies, startups, and patient groups meet to share ideas and brainstorm about how to share and unleash health information to improve health outcomes for all.
By Darrell Hurt PhD – Because I lived overseas in 1986, I was not among the millions of school children who witnessed the Challenger space shuttle disaster on live TV. But President Reagan’s use of John G. Magee’s poetry to describe how the seven NASA astronauts…
By Miriam Kelly – The CDC has a mission to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect and improve public health. To achieve it, we need to understand the massive amounts of data that we collect in order to communicate vital information to keep people safe and healthy.
By Yasmin Kloth – Health Datapalooza (May 8-11th) is pleased to announce and host a code-a-thon using non-governmental de-identified administrative claims data and electronic record clinical data with the goal of establishing algorithms to predict clinical response to rheumatoid arthritis management.
By Michael J. Ackerman – Can you identify a pill by its shape, color, and markings? Chances are you can’t, but you know of times when it would be useful. You could use your smartphone to take a picture of a mystery pill and almost immediately see what it most likely could be.
By Susannah Fox – On Sunday, January 17, I spoke at the kick off event for the 5th annual Invent It challenge at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This is the first year that the challenge is oriented around a topic – health – and I was thrilled to be part of it as we roll out the Invent Health initiative here at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
By Malini Sekhar – The notion of innovating in government is a cool thing to say and think about these days. But what does that actually mean for leadership and managers seeking to operationalize and spread this vision?