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.


From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Pill Management
Pill Management
The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
Custom Ostomy Wafers
Custom Ostomy Wafers
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
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
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Training Contract Officer Representatives Effectively (t-CORE)
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Paper Microscope
Paper Microscope
Global Bidding & Assignment System (GBAS)
Global Bidding & Assignment System (GBAS)
Line Care
Line Care
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
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
MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator
Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
VizRisk
VizRisk
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
Automated Cell Counting for Malaria Detection
Automated Cell Counting for Malaria Detection
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign