HHS Entrepreneurs is back! We are recruiting the best talent in America for the next cohort of HHS Entrepreneurs with six new projects. HHS Entrepreneurs pairs some of our toughest program challenges with highly skilled, energetic, experts who are committed to public service to work on a project over a 12-month span. Through two prior rounds of HHS Entrepreneurs, we have seen some amazing all-star caliber talent come onboard and scrub in with teams of HHS employees to achieve some amazing results. Meet David Cartier, an expert in logistics who worked with the Health Resources Services Administration to modernize the organ transplant system, and Alan Viars who is currently working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to transform and enhance the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (an awesomely vast database of all the nations doctors), and Kristann Orton who is working with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs to revamp a 20-year old internal clearance process to increase efficiency and reduce waste. We are looking for more people like David, Alan and Kristann to come in and help us create a more modern and effective government. The ideal HHS Entrepreneur is a passionate expert in problem solving equipped with modern tools who is ready to shake government up, push the boundaries of the bureaucracy and act as agents of the IDEA Lab to transform the culture of a large organization. By all means, this is no easy task, as the Department of Health and Human Services has not kept pace with many sectors with the applications of technology, enhanced productivity, and valued outcomes and services. If you have the right stuff, and want to serve your country in solving a critical problem, apply today. Ultimately disruption is powered by people taking action – become one of those people. In doing so, you will acquire knowledge and perspective from a unique vista in management. Below are HHS’s big challenges for the talent competition for 2014 – 15 with positions starting in September. On each project page you will find what skills and expertise each team is looking for in an entrepreneur. This may be your opportunity for that big career break. Come to Washington may put you in line for America’s Most Talented Government Entrepreneur! Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why? – The idea of using social media to connect to people is nothing new, but social media use by the aging and disability communities is still in its nascent stages. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) wants to explore how the aging and disability communities are using technology and new media to learn about and manage services. Developing a Healthcare Practitioner Credentialing Portal – Credentialing departments in hospitals, health plans, Federally Qualified Health Centers, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and others must obtain information on health care practitioners before granting privileges or membership. The current process for maintaining and accessing this information is expensive and ineffectual. To address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is building a healthcare practitioner credentialing portal to streamline and simplify the credentialing of health care professionals. Modernizing CDC Mortality Data & Analytic Tools – As mortality statistics are one of the most important and informative information the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is engaging in a project to create the next generation Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) to obtain more timely mortality data and provide tools for meaningful analysis of these data. Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information – Access to individual health data for patients is critically important. Over the past few years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have made data more accessible through Blue Button. With this Entrepreneurs project, CMS wants to redesign the CMS Blue Button to enable it as a Data-as-a-Service platform to empower patients and enable the use of the data with third party applications. Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases – As one of the largest health care systems and funders of health care research in the world, HHS directly and indirectly generates massive amounts of health data through research, grants, and contracts. The HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the HHS IDEA Lab want to build an innovative strategy to design, develop and link public-facing research database applications for the HHS. Creating De-Identified Claims Data – To support the use of Medicare claims data by a variety of users in a manner that protect beneficiary privacy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is interested in the development of a statistically de-identified Medicare claims data. Join America’s government game-changers. Be an HHS entrepreneur!
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