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Office of the CTO

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Welcome to the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. We test and validate solutions to solve challenging problems in the delivery of health and human services. Located in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, the Office of the CTO is also tasked with promoting innovation across the entire department.

 

 

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HHS Ignite Accelerator

Learn about our internal innovation startup program for staff to improve the way their program or agency works.

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Learn About Strategic Partnerships

Learn about our cutting-edge public-private partnerships: a cornerstone of innovation in government.

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Open Innovation Resources

Resources for Department staff interested in hosting challenges, code-a-thons and accelerators.

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Latest Blog Posts

Read more about Meet the new HHS Ignite Accelerator Program Director
Margeaux Akazawa joined the Office of the CTO team to lead the Ignite Accelerator Program, an internal innovation accelerator for HHS staff that have an idea to improve how their agency or office works. The 8th round of the Ignite Program begins on March 12th. Margeaux joins us from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT where she worked on consumer engagement and patient access to health information.
Read more about Deep Dive: How a Health Tech Sprint Pioneered an AI Ecosystem
Seven teams created digital tools that help in finding experimental therapies for patients, and for clinical trials to recruit new patients.
Read more about Phase 1 of the Redesign Dialysis Challenge Receives 165 Submissio
This past October, in partnership with the American Society of Nephrology, my office launched the first KidneyX prize, ‘Redesign Dialysis’. Now, less than 5 months later, the first phase of the prize has come to a close.

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About the CTO

Hear about this office—our goals and challenges—from past and present CTOs.