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October 2012

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October 23, 2012
assets.cms.gov represents a shared code library for all of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ public websites
October 22, 2012
HHS announces Innovation Challenge winners that help patients manage & access info in their electronic health records.
October 18, 2012
In November HHS ASPR is hosting a day-long forum to discuss how we are using citizen-generated data, the benefits it offers, and challenges to its application.
October 18, 2012
So HHS is making content accessible on Smartphones and Social Media, how does this help me if I don’t use those things? Several have asked us such questions.
October 12, 2012
For the first time ever, the most recent round of HHSinnovates Awards featured a “People’s Choice Award”, in which all six finalists were showcased for public voting. The results were astronomical; nearly 18,000 votes were cast.
Screenshot of new “Blood Pressure Basics” tab on the Million Hearts™ Facebook page with animated videos.
October 10, 2012
The Million Hearts™ program “Team Up. Pressure Down” helps pharmacists talk to consumers about blood pressure control.
October 9, 2012
Learn more about MappyHealth, a website that tracks 25 health conditions using real-time data from the Twitter API to analyze tweets for disease trends.
October 4, 2012
One of the challenges with social media in the federal government is how to interact directly with followers. Often, we have limited capacity to reply to direct questions. Holding events such as a twitter townhall, however, allows a set timeframe for followers to directly interact with government representatives.
October 3, 2012
The Reducing Cancer among Women of Color App Challenge asks developers to create an app to help the prevention and treatment of cancer in women.
October 3, 2012
Find out what interaction with the public means to us on the HHS Digital Strategy website and Digitalk blog.