About - What is the Invent Health initiative?
As a part of our Invent Health Initiative, we’re facilitating a series of community events and structured engagements with stakeholders to help all of us to better understand how the maker movement will affect our work at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here’s what we’ve been up to.
JOIN US IN JUNE FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENT
Making Health: An Interactive Celebration of How Tinkering, Technology, and Design Tools are Transforming Healthcare
Georgetown University Leavey Center, Washington. D.C.
Thursday, June 23, 2016. Doors open at 2 p.m.
One example we’ve highlighted in this initiative spotlights an inventor who created—and tested with the support of a grant from the National Institutes of Health—an assistive device that counteracts hand tremors, allowing people living with conditions such as Parkinsons to feed themselves.
MedStar Health, the HHS IDEA Lab, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite you to an interactive event—part of the White House National Week of Making—where you’ll experience the hardware innovations and design tools—like the example above—that have led to the maker movement in health care, allowing people to live more independently, in better health, and with greater dignity.
For more information on this free event and to RSVP TODAY, visit maker.medstarhealth.org.
Space Matters in Health: Defining the Future of Healthcare Environments
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
HHS, NASA, and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX, convened a symposium in April with a goal of exploring the common principles and problems of innovating within the resource constraints that are common in space and in health care settings. We learned many things, namely, that we all shared the same mission—to sustain human life in extreme environments (the outer banks of space, in the throws of a hurricane, or in a developing country). Read more about what we learned in these two blog posts from HHS Chief Technology Officer, Susannah Fox:
Town Hall: Invent Health
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
We kicked off our Invent Health Initiative at the end of January with a Town Hall that brought together an all-star line up of inventors, federal employees and sage wizards hosted by HHS Chief Technology Officer Susannah Fox to talk about this growing movement of individual inventors and problem solvers who are creating tools, devices, and other physical solutions to home and clinical care challenges. Check out the agenda, the lineup, and videos from the event (we’re slowly adding them) here.
April 5-6, 2016
Also see: HHS CTO: Technology in healthcare is a Trojan Horse for culture change (mobihealthnews.com)
DiabetesMine Innovation Summit
November 20, 2015