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Read more about Reflections on Three Years with the Office of the CTO
Ed Simcox announces his departure from HHS and reflects on his time as the HHS Chief Technology Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer.
Read more about Learn About the ReImagine Data Insights Initiative at the 2020
Join the HHS Office of the CTO at the 2020 Annual Health Datapalooza conference. We will be showcasing our ReImagine Data Insights Initiative.
Read more about Notes from StartUp Heath Festival
At StartUp Health Festival 2020, Ed Simcox, HHS Chief Technology Officer, spoke with startups and explained how the government is working with industry to accelerate innovation for kidney care.
Read more about Listening to Real People is a Critical Step
Listening to real people is a critical step in the design process. Purposefully embedding research processes rooted in empathy and equity into tech design helps ensure products help people; we strive to uncover insights from research that is inclusive and people-focused
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Read more about HHS Ignite: Science and Happiness Converge
Scientists in public health are typically portrayed in laboratory settings or laboriously crunching data on computers. But public health also finds answers in people as sources of data collection. Last year, the HHS Ignite Accelerator Program (Ignite) Summer 2019 Cohort provided six Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists the opportunity to pursue happiness through laboratory science and integrated human centered design (HCD).
Read more about The Lyme Innovation “TOP Health” Teams in 2020
We’re kicking off 2020 by showcasing the ongoing successes of four Lyme Innovation “TOP Health” teams. One team received national recognition in the "Future of Healthcare Using AI" and won the TOP Prize Challenge, run by the U.S. Census Bureau in coordination with the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Read more about Mona Siddiqui Looks Back on her Time at HHS
Summary: After three years serving as HHS Office of the CTO Chief Data Officer, Mona Siddiqui announces that she is leaving the department and remembers Data Team accomplishments.