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Health+: Human-Centered, Data-Driven Solutions

Health+: Human-Centered, Data-Driven Solutions




Health+ (“health plus”) is an ongoing series of research and rapid prototyping cycles sponsored by the HHS Office of the CTO. It is focused on specific, high-impact health issues, with the goal of fostering technology solutions and creative problem solving. Leveraging innovation is the key to accelerating affordable and effective methods of improving quality of life for patients living with critical health issues.

Design, Discovery & Definition

We will conduct landscape research focused on developing deep understanding of the challenge, the audience, and the vision set forth by executive stakeholders and intra-agency partnerships. By utilizing Human Centered Design (HCD) methods, conducting problem validation with stakeholders, identifying salient user stories, and forming of personas and journey maps, we can inform the round table vision and suggest solutions for those affected by critical health issues. Together, we will work hand-in-hand to execute a roundtable with identified stakeholders, match emerging themes to data sets, and prepare artifacts necessary so that a product team is able to execute different strategies during the rapid prototyping phase.

Rapid Prototyping

Engage with patients, subject matter experts and policy makers to develop a gathering of technologists, where they will be provided with the necessary information, as well as guidance, to create technological solutions that address the challenge identified and fulfill the vision at the outset.

Concept Adoption and Exit Strategy

Armed with newly formed prototypes and solutions that positively affect the lives of people living with identified health issues, we work closely with our partners so the team is prepared to continue momentum forward.

Sickle Cell Disease

Identifying technology solutions to help Americans living with sickle cell disease

Clinical Response through Emerging Technology (CRET)

Near-real time updates for clinicians in response to natural and manmade
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Content last reviewed on May 15, 2020