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.


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
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Fostering a Competitive Medicaid IT Marketplace
Fostering a Competitive Medicaid IT Marketplace
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
3D Printed Hands and Arms
3D Printed Hands and Arms
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
Demand-Driven Open Data
Demand-Driven Open Data
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
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
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Assistive Devices for Cooking and Eating
Assistive Devices for Cooking and Eating
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: Blue Button On FHIR
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: Blue Button On FHIR
VizRisk
VizRisk
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Custom Ostomy Wafers
Custom Ostomy Wafers