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Read more about Connecting Data For Better Insights At The Health Datapalooza
In 2010, a small group of individuals from HHS and the public sector, tech industry, and healthcare systems gathered with a single question in mind: What data is required to understand and improve health outcomes?
Read more about Increasing the Value of Data by Cutting Clutter and Duplication
HealthData.gov launched in 2011 with 30 datasets and as of 2017, there were more than 1,900 data sets available. We are proud of HHS' commitment to continuously and responsibly release publicly-funded data.
Read more about Data Analyst Exchange Program To Share Data Management, Analysis
"We started The Data Analyst Exchange Program to promote collaboration, address shared challenges, and share best practices between expert analysts in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK)," said HHS Chief Technology Officer, Bruce Greenstein. "Learning from other countries will help us liberate siloed data systems, collaborate across agencies, and better understand how to use the data gathered to improve the health of the US and the UK."
Read more about New Yale Student-Led Innovation Hub Wins Opioid Treatment Track
Matthew Erlendson and his teammates could scarcely believe what they were hearing. On stage, the Chief Data Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services had just announced that Origami Innovations, was one of three winners at a code-a-thon.
Read more about Team Opat: Attacking Opioid Epidemic With Data-Driven Solutions
Some problems are so huge that they demand the audacity, tenacity, and flexibility of small teams. Bruce Greenstein, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, brought this truth to the forefront last week when the Office of the CTO held the HHS Opioid Code-a-Thon at HHS Headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Read more about At Code-A-Thon, Participants To Develop Opioid Epidemic Solutions
This week programmers from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., to take part in a code-a-thon hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Their challenge: Do what they can in 24 hours to help the federal government better understand the nature of the opioid epidemic, and identify ways we might begin to ease it.
Read more about HHS Innovation Day is back!
We, at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, home of the HHS IDEA Lab, are proud to announce HHS Innovation Day, Innovation with Impact, on December 13 in the Hubert Humphrey Headquarters Building from 9 AM- 4 PM.
Read more about Data Science CoLab: Connecting Communities Across HHS
If you've often wondered how to improve processes and analyze large amounts of information, data science could be for you. Industry recognizes data science, the art of using programming and mathematical statistics to solve problems, as an effective way to generate decision-making evidence.
Read more about Fall 2017 HHS Ignite Accelerator: Selecting the Teams
At the HHS IDEA Lab, we have selected the 7th round of teams for the HHS Ignite Accelerator (Ignite), the Department's internal innovation startup program for staff who want to improve the way their program, office, or agency works.
Read more about How an Entrepreneur-in-Residence changed the culture at CMS
When I came to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011, I pulled the results from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey - a survey of federal employee satisfaction. I discovered that CMS was in the bottom quintile for the entire Federal government. My office, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), was at the bottom of CMS.

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