New tools to help patients better manage and access information in their electronic health records (EHRs) have been selected as challenge winners by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at HHS during the sixth annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco.
For the first time ever, the most recent round of HHS<em>innovates</em> 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.
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.
Each year, more than 300,000 new cases of breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States. A disproportionate percentage of these cases affect minority and underserved women. To help fight this problem HHS has launched the “Reducing Cancer among Women of Color” App Challenge.
Typically when you think of government, the word "innovation" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Well it's time to change that! The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce that for the first time ever, the public will have the opportunity to vote on the finalists of the HHS<em>innovates</em> Program. That means, your vote will help determine which project will be selected as the winner of the "People's Choice."