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June 10, 2013

Since the first ‘palooza’ four years ago HHS has liberated more than 400 datasets, participated in a countless number of codeathons, and has seen and helped developers build hundreds of apps, services, and products using health data.

June 3, 2013

This week marks the fourth edition of what has come to be known as ‘Health Datapalooza,’ which has grown to include nearly 2,000 tech developers, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and business leaders from around the world.

May 30, 2013

Last year’s ‘Reducing Cancer among Women of Color’ App Challenge aimed to address health disparities head on. We’re happy to announce the winner of the challenge, which helps underserved and minority women take control of their health.

May 10, 2013

The new Healthcare.gov will sort content according to user demand with a new plugin developed for the site. For a content-heavy site like healthcare.gov, this option will allow HHS to serve popular content to readers quickly.

April 23, 2013

April is National Minority Health Month and HHS is holding two Twitter Chats to mark the occasion. The events will raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.

April 18, 2013

To help manage the new healthcare.gov, developers will use the Prose editing interface. This lightweight editor will help administrators create and manage content across the site.

April 16, 2013

Heathdata.gov recently converted the TXT4Tots Message Library into an API & we’re proud to announce the Apps4TotsHealth Challenge.

April 9, 2013

Recently HHS CTO Bryan Sivak outlined a new vision for healthcare.gov. The site will relaunch this June with a completely rethought design and architecture.

March 25, 2013

Pillbox, a pill identification tool, is opening up government data on prescription drugs. Listen to a podcast with Project Manager David Hale introducing the tool.

March 25, 2013

During emergencies, HHS has to integrate and analyze an overwhelming amount of information incredibly fast. Today we use social media to help with that task, including identifying outbreaks and responding to the public.

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