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.


The National Health Service Corps Job Center
The National Health Service Corps Job Center
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Transforming Health Provider Loan Repayment Programs
Improving Medicare Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Improving Medicare Access to Health Information: CMS Blue Button Initiative
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Initiative
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Integrating Health Insurance Marketplace Data to Visualize Efforts and Impact
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Portal System: Linking Healthcare Clinics
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
Publication Planning & Clearance Process Improvement Project
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
CMS Coordinated Press Response Strategy
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Automatic X-Ray Screening for Rural Areas
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Internal and External Community Engagement at the HHS IDEA Lab
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Getting More Out of Video: NLM Video Search
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Forming Partnerships to Develop Lifesaving Technologies
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Building Proactivity into FDA Communication and Decision Making
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH)
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
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Enhancing CMS Outreach with Coordination Solutions
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Revolutionizing Procurement Through the Web
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Developing a Data-Driven ACF Workforce
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
Health Information Exchange Accelerators
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
MONAHRQ – My Own Network, powered by AHRQ
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Lighting the Way: NIOSH Cap Lamp
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Fast-Screening CE-MS Method for Bacteria Through Protein Pattern Recognition
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Illuminating the Tech Transfer Path
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
Project Boundary
Project Boundary
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Moving Towards Energy Efficient NIH Laboratories
Project Fish SCALE
Project Fish SCALE
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Connecting Kids with Dental Care
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
Medicare Provider Access to More Real Time Billing
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
IHS Workforce Development: Going Lean to Understand Needs
Education Through Wireless SMS
Education Through Wireless SMS
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
A “CoIIN” to Reduce Infant Mortality
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
A ‘Prevention Architecture’ for the Second Decade
Piloting Green Laboratories
Piloting Green Laboratories
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System
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
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
NIH RePORT: Public Access to Research
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Patient Access to Transportation and Health (PATH)
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Increasing Efficiency in Rule Making with Natural Language Processing
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Electronic Tracking & Transport of the Nation’s Organ Transplant System
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
Whole Genome Sequencing: Future of Food Safety
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
Accelerating Clinical Quality Measures for the Affordable Care Act
MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus Connect
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
FDA’s Anti-Counterfeit Device
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Improving Health & Stability in Food Choices
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
Electronic Patient Tracking in Disasters
JumpStarting Drug Review
JumpStarting Drug Review
EMS to HIE Innovation
EMS to HIE Innovation
FDA-TRACK
FDA-TRACK
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
Stretching NIH Research Dollars Further
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
The CDC & HHS Health Game Jams
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Bringing Clarity to Health Information: CDC Vital Signs
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Modernizing CDC Mortality Data and Analytic Tools
Linking Health Care & Community Services
Linking Health Care & Community Services
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter
Automate Blue Button Initiative
Automate Blue Button Initiative
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
FDA Acknowledged Study Sites (FAST!)
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
NIH Single Cell Analysis Challenge: Follow That Cell
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
The Weight of the Nation Campaign
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Ladder Safety: NIOSH has an App for That
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Data-Driven Website Optimization Using Multivariate Testing
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Resourcing Community Ideas Regionally
Electronic Health Records in Action
Electronic Health Records in Action
Project Sandbox
Project Sandbox
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
The Epidemic Prediction Initiative
HRSA Track TEAM
HRSA Track TEAM
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Supporting Tribal Grantees: ACF Makes it Simple
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
Grantee Connector: Creating a Community of Practice
The 100k Genome Project
The 100k Genome Project
The National Database for Autism Research
The National Database for Autism Research
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation
QDR-Process Improvement Project
QDR-Process Improvement Project
The Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator