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  • Use of app technology helps to bring greater transparency to payments and other financial interactions between doctors and health care industry.

  • Winners of the Mobilizing Data for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Challenge announced. Each support nurses and their patients’ health care teams to reduce the incidence and severity of pressure ulcers, as well as to aid in ulcer prevention.

  • HHS now has a Departmental Facebook page. This might not seem that remarkable in 2013, but our years of experience on our many other pages have prepared us to showcase digital strategy best practices on this new resource.

  • The ‘Solve the Outbreak’ iPad App is now updated with twice as many outbreaks. Join the thousands who have already downloaded the app and try your hand at becoming a Disease Detective.

  • With your help, we have rebooted Usability.gov. We have expanded our focus of the site from just usability to user experience. Our goal was to reintroduce the site as a leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices, so we’ve worked to add more content based on what you’ve told us you need.

  • The way girls access the internet is changing so the Office of Women’s Health rebuilt girlshealth.gov in responsive design, making the site’s reliable, useful, and easy-to-understand health information more accessible for mobile users.

  • HHS is now accepting applications to work on high impact projects in the Department’s 2nd annual talent search, for the HHSentrepreneurs Program.

  • In 2008, HHS embarked on an ambitious 5-year mission to ensure that all Web sites and digital content across the Department would become accessible, compliant with Section 508, by May 31, 2013. No small challenge, what with over 2 million active web pages. But we did it.

  • Good digital strategy leads to results. AIDS.gov has gathered examples of organizations that have used online social networking strategies to extend the reach of their HIV testing and prevention programs.

  • The breadth of topics, ease of sharing, and visual appeal of Pinterest make it a great platform to share information on the many aspects of everyday life that HHS touches through our work.

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