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

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

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

Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign

QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project

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

Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education

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

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

Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action

Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web

The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter

Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab

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

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

The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative

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

Project Boundary
Project Boundary

2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge

Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)

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NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell

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

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

Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox

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

Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally

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

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

VizRisk
VizRisk

Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path

Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice

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

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

Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care

LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction

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Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators

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

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

FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)

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

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

HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy

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

The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator

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

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

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

ANA Grant Application Template
ANA Grant Application Template

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

JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review

Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS

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

Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative

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

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

A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade

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FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System

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

Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program

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

FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK

Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms

Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge

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

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

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

NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances

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

Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters

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

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

CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project

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

EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge

EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation

Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network

Piloting Green Laboratories
Piloting Green Laboratories

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

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

The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project

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

Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative

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

Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making

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Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)

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

MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect

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

Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project

Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation

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

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