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.


Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox
Paper Microscope
Paper Microscope
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
Demand-Driven Open Data
Demand-Driven Open Data
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
VizRisk
VizRisk
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
Pill Management
Pill Management
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
Assistive Devices for Cooking and Eating
Assistive Devices for Cooking and Eating
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Custom Ostomy Wafers
Custom Ostomy Wafers
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
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
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: Blue Button On FHIR
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: Blue Button On FHIR
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
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
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System