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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.

March 25, 2013

Health Datapalooza IV is scheduled for June 3-4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Those interested in speaking or presenting at the conference have until April 5 to submit a request to be considered.

March 25, 2013

SAMHSA’s publication distribution center maintains more than 1,000 science-based behavioral health publications and ships more than 13,000,000 products annually.

March 21, 2013

To close out February’s American Heart Month, several HHS agencies executed their first bilingual Twitter chat. This effort resulted in great lessons learned on how to communicate using Twitter chats.