Share your ideas on Collaboration
How can HHS facilitate cooperation and partnerships across the government, and boost collaboration between the government and private institutions? (Example: data sets that can be used by other organizations, technology platforms, common tools or formats, business practices, etc.)
I wanted to comment on the Grant Application process that we participated in last year where we applied for a Community Innovation in Aging in Place (CIAIP) and we found out after over three hundred staff hours that the grants were going to the same agencies that had received the first year grant at least in our state. The two agencies in our state, are very small and have not colloborated with the rest of the aging network. We are extremely disappointed as we really wanted to do a pilot with "Care Support of America" on a telephonic case management system for the very frail homebound seniors. Since we didn't get the grant, this private agency, Care Support of America, has moved into the private sector and have been very successful with several health care providers in setting up a good automated clinical system for monitoring these frail at-risk seniors. We are very disappointed and have been in touch with Deborah Kuhn, and haven't heard anything back. I want to collaborate but it takes funding. As a home and community-based provider, we are hopeful more opportunities will be available in the future for colloboration.
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The growing volume and complexity of data sets in the post genomic era and resulting from large multicentre clinical trials demands support for new infrastructures and systems including special computational ability or cloud computing methods applied to large genetic data sets and development of new analysis software. DHHS should embrace a concept of the â€œMicrobial Research Commonsâ€ as developed by the NAS and others which establishes technical, legal, infrastructure, cultural and institutional means for assembling, sharing and using data from stored samples. A link to the recent meetings to design the commons is at: Designing the Microbial Research Commons: An International Symposium http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_050859 When implementing shared libraries, government funded projects should regard data and sample materials as precompetitive resources that must be shared with most effective return of public benefit while encouraging competitive innovation on a case by case basis.
Have government workers post their greatest challenges (anonymously if necessary) to allow people to submit solutions to specific problems through crowdsourcing.
have more people working together so problems can be solved more quickly let collaborations work together for they may find a solution quicker with a meeting of the minds and not on opposite ends
Access to social media would stimulate collaboration. How can we collaborate with those on twitter/facebook if we don't have access?