About the Office of the CTO
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces an increasingly complex mission amidst rapid technological change.
The current times call for new, creative ideas and actions that fundamentally alter and improve the way we do business.
The HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) seeks to instill a culture of innovation at HHS through building innovative partnerships, harnessing the power of data and empowering HHS staff with the skills and tools to support a nimble government entity.
Our approach to the challenge of creating a culture of innovation is to help HHS employees and leaders shine a spotlight on a problem, and then invite innovators, researchers, students, patients, providers, problem solvers and the private sector to contribute their expertise. We also provide HHS employees an entreprenurial environment to test and develop their ideas for improving a program or process at the Department.