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.


Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives
Leveraging the Public to Catch Fugitives

Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases

Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators

Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs

Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices

Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters

Hospital Check-in Redesign
Hospital Check-in Redesign

Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS

Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program

Leveraging the “Moccasin Telegraph”: Connecting Communities of Practice
Leveraging the “Moccasin Telegraph”: Connecting Communities of Practice

Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple

IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs

JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review

The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center

Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing

VizRisk
VizRisk

The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program

MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect

From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic
From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic

MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ

Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System

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

Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path

FOAs Made Simple
FOAs Made Simple

NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances

Building Proactive Communication into FDA Decision-Making
Building Proactive Communication into FDA Decision-Making

The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge

FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety
FDA-iRISK: A Fast Tool for Food Safety

Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics

Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing

2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge
2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge

Million Hearts Initiative
Million Hearts Initiative

Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?

QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project

Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation

The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign

Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition

Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education
Loan Data Integration with the Department of Education

Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information
Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information

Epidemic Prediction Initiative
Epidemic Prediction Initiative

The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research

A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade

Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That

Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search

Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice

EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation

Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative

Project Boundary
Project Boundary

Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact

FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK

Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas

Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories

Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web

Online Food Handler Training Project
Online Food Handler Training Project

Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System

FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device

Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety

Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network
Health Data Consortium Affiliates Network

CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project
CDCOLOGY: A Microtasking Project

Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
Designing the Infrastructure for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility

Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s

Improving Older Adult Health through Community-Centered Transportation Support
Improving Older Adult Health through Community-Centered Transportation Support

Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally

Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?

FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System
FDA’s Risk-based Inspectional Decision Support System

HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM

Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA
Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA

CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy

Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce

NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research

Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action

Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp

Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions

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

Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab

FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)

The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange

Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project

Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity

Ready, Cert, Go!
Ready, Cert, Go!

The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter

Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities
Bridging the CHASM of Health Disparities

BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB

EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge

Piloting Green Laboratories
Piloting Green Laboratories

Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act

Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools

Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge

Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox

The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs
The NLM Pillbox: More Efficient Data Cleanup and Outputs

SAMSHA Training Advisor
SAMSHA Training Advisor

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

LabGenius
LabGenius

Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care

Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)

The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator

The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project