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The following teams have been selected from a pool of applicants into the 2014 class of HHS Ventures. These teams begin their 9 month efforts on June 9.

 

EMS to HIE Data Integration

EMS is both the gateway to and an integral part of the healthcare system, and yet only a few EMS systems have access to a health information exchange (HIE) or information stored in other electronic health/medical records systems. Providing clinical and non-clinical providers with access to HIE data during a disaster or other large scale emergency for has potentially high value. This project would pilot a single sign-on HIE system in California for providers, including EMS, who provide services to patients at facilities outside of the disaster area.

This project was submitted with the support of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Rachel Abbey (Project Co-lead), State and Community Programs, ONC
Kevin Horahan (Project Co-lead), Office of Policy and Planning, ASPR
Gregg Margolis, Office of Policy and Planning, ASPR
Lee Stevens, State and Community Programs, ONC

 

The Health Game Jam 2014

This project builds on the early successes this team found in last year’s Ignite. Game development challenge events known as“Game Jams” are a proven way to bring game developers together to address a specific theme in a competitive, collaborative atmosphere, constrained by location and timeframe (i.e., single venue and 48-hour duration) to produce prototype games. The first health-focused game jam in 2013 demonstrated that game jams can effectively generate interest in public health careers and rapidly develop game prototypes. // Submitted by staff from CDC, HRSA, and NIH.

This project was previously in HHS Ignite.

Dan Baden (Project Lead). Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
Leigh Willis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
Peter Jenkins, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, CDC
Sarah Linde, Office of the Administrator, HRSA
Dianne Rausch, National Institutes of Mental Health, NIH

Nominating Official: Kristin Brusuelas, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The NIH 3D Print Exchange

The NIH 3D Print Exchange is an online portal (3dprint.nih.gov) for discovering and creating bioscientifically relevant 3D models suitable for 3D printing. HHS Ventures support for Phase II of the Exchange will facilitate enhancing the user experience, optimizing 3D modeling technologies and procedures, producing repurposeable security documentation, and engaging in outreach efforts to expand the user base and develop custom classroom supplements to 3D prints for use in STEM education. This project came through the HHS Ignite Pathway. // Submitted by staff from NIH.

This project was previously in HHS Ignite.

Darrell Hurt (Project Lead), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Vsevelod Alekseyev, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Meghan Coakley, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Metasebia Gizaw, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Nick Weber, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Nominating Official: Mike Tartakovsky, Chief Information Officer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

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