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.


Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
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
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
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
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
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
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
VizRisk
VizRisk
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Improving Medicare Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Improving Medicare Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing