As the Executive Director for Innovation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), I have learned a great deal about large institutions, whether governmental, profit-driven businesses, or non-profit entities, that thrive on well-honed, routine management processes. I have also seen how bureaucracies serve these organizations well by bringing consistency, predictability, reliability, and […]
About Greg Downing
Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. is the Executive Director for Innovation in the Immediate Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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One of the roles that the IDEA Lab and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer perform to serve the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) community, our stakeholders, and the public, is that of a ‘virtual village square’ to promote engagement of new ideas about how we do the people’s business. Nearly […]
Bringing data to life in ways that matter in health and healthcare—that’s the Health Datapalooza! So register and join us from May 8-11, 2016. Founded in 2010, the Health Datapalooza grew from our innovation efforts here, from a very simple belief—if federal government data were made available for innovators to use, new health applications, […]