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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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Read more about Above and Beyond: Summer with the HHS Civic Digital Fellows
Time flies when you’re having fun, and this summer flew by with the 2019 Civic Digital Fellows!
Read more about Welcome Civic Digital Fellows
A cohort of innovative, talented minds joined our office this summer. Five Civic Digital Fellows are working with the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) on projects using data, emerging technologies, UX, and innovation. Ed Simcox, Chief Technology Officer, is excited to have the fellows on board. He says “Our office is considered the front door to HHS for innovation, so having the Fellows join us is the perfect learning opportunity, as well as a great opportunity for HHS to learn from people outside government.”
Read more about IHS Modernization: Focus on the patients
Healthcare in America is a pairing of extremes. When ranked, the United States has some of the very best and the very worst healthcare metrics.

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About the CTO

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