By Maia Laing & Michael Crawford – HHS and Howard are hosting the September Health+ Sickle Cell Disease Healthathon to foster innovative and data driven solutions for sickle cell disease care.
By James Daniel – Of all of the public health initiatives I have worked on, the Immunization Gateway, IZ (‘eye-zee’) Gateway for short, has proven to be the most innovative project to improve public health. Indeed, this project won the Technology Trailblazer – InnovateIT award from the AFCEA Bethesda chapter in 2016.
By Kristen Honey & Rachel Melo – Time flies when you’re having fun, and this summer flew by with the 2019 Civic Digital Fellows! Ten weeks ago, the HHS Office of the CTO welcomed our summer cohort of Civic Digital Fellows. Now, it’s hard to believe their summer with us is coming to a close.
Ignite Accelerator Announces 19 Teams Selected for the Eighth Round of the Internal Innovation Training and Incubator Program
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is pleased to announce the teams selected for the eighth round of the HHS IDEA Lab Ignite Accelerator program.
By Ed Simcox – This past October, in partnership with the American Society of Nephrology, my office launched the first KidneyX prize, ‘Redesign Dialysis’. Now, less than 5 months later, the first phase of the prize has come to a close.
By Kristen Honey & Gil Alterovitz – Recently, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer and Presidential Innovation Fellows concluded their first-ever pilot of a 14-week tech sprint: The Opportunity Project (TOP) Health sprint.
By Kristen Honey & Ed Simcox – There is a persistent need in the market for improved medical products to prevent, diagnose, and treat Lyme disease, which is a tick-borne bacterial infection that impacts all 50 states and impacts millions.