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.


FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Making the Link Between Public Health & Aging
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
NIH LabGenius: Finding a Cure for Data Dysfunction
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
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
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
VizRisk
VizRisk
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
Project Blackbox: Measuring Performance of Patient Matching Algorithms
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
ANA Funding Application Submission Tool (FAST)
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
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
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator
Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox