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Read more about Help us design KidneyX
KidneyX seeks to improve the lives of the 850 million people currently affected by kidney diseases worldwide by accelerating the development of drugs, devices, biologics and other therapies across the spectrum of kidney care including: Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment.
Read more about What The Civic Digital Fellows Built This Summer
Yesterday, the Coding It Forward Civic Digital Fellowship culminated in an afternoon of lightning talks, panels and live demos in which fellows showcased what they've built this summer.
Read more about HHS IDEA Lab Helps Bring Ideas to Life
Change in government comes slowly and can be difficult. When employees suggest new ways of doing things, people often think, "Yeah, great idea. Now convince someone to approve it." But change does not have to be slow or difficult. That is the point of the HHS Ignite Accelerator.
Read more about Ed Simcox named HHS Chief Technology Officer
Ed Simcox has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at HHS. Ed had been serving as Acting CTO and was previously the Deputy CTO.
Read more about Data Roundtable Brings Together State And Local Leaders At HHS
Today, in coordination with the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE), the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) convened a roundtable discussion on data sharing policies and data-driven solutions related to the opioid crisis.
Read more about HHS Holds Its First Convening Of Open Innovation Leaders
Today, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer convened the first meeting of HHS staff working on programs, projects or initiatives related to open innovation at the first Open Innovation Day at HHS Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Read more about Work Here: Design & Build Software at CMS
CMS wants to enable beneficiaries to access and make use of their data to improve their health as well as to create an ecosystem where tech innovators are helping Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers find better ways to use their data.
Read more about KidneyX Town Hall Held at Mt. Sinai Health System
In coordination with the Mt. Sinai Health System, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) hosted a town hall for KidneyX on Tuesday, June 26 in New York, NY.
Read more about Looking Back on a Busy Year as HHS CTO
After over a year proudly serving as Chief Technology Officer at HHS, I have accepted an offer to move back to the private sector. Working at the intersection of data, innovation, and technology, the Office of the CTO is tasked with improving business processes within the Department.
Read more about Data-Driven Solutions - Take Back America Application
Ninety-one people die each day from an opioid overdose in the United States. More than half of those who abuse prescription medication obtained their last dosage from a friend or family member.