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 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project
Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information
Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information
QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
VizRisk
VizRisk
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Piloting Green Laboratories
Piloting Green Laboratories
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Information Exchange and Data Transformation Initiative (INFORMED)
Information Exchange and Data Transformation Initiative (INFORMED)
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Real-Time Decision Support at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care
Real-Time Decision Support at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care
Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
The CDC Health Game Jam 2013
The CDC Health Game Jam 2013
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
ANA Grant Application Template
ANA Grant Application Template
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact