The HHS IDEA Lab believes in experimentation. Below are past and current projects that are tackling some of the toughest problems in health care and government. Read more about each project by clicking on the project picture.


The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center

Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project

Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s

Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign

CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy

Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System

CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project

Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System

Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation

Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge

The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator

Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging

Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That

Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools

Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search

Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities

Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing

Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity

Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety

Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network

The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge

Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice

The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange

Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!

IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs

Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?

Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories

The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project

Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas

The CDC Health Game Jam 2013
The CDC Health Game Jam 2013

Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing

FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device

MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect

Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp

Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics

Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program

Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web

FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety

Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox

Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?

Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs

Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action

Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies

Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility

Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS

JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review

Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project

Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)

Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple

Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases

Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative

Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices

Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally

Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators

Piloting Green Laboratories
Piloting Green Laboratories

Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative

Project Boundary
Project Boundary

Creating De-Identified Claims Data
Creating De-Identified Claims Data

Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition

Loan Data Sharing with the Department of Education
Loan Data Sharing with the Department of Education

Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce

MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project

Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions

Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact

The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research

BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB

Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act

The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs

Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters

From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic

Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA

The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign

Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information
Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information

The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter

Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care

The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program

Healthcare Practitioner Credentialing Portal
Healthcare Practitioner Credentialing Portal

NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research

FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK

Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives

Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System