Entries by Steven Randazzo

HHS Welcomes a New Surge of Talent to Solve Some of the Biggest Challenges in Health Care and Government

Today, Bryan Sivak, U.S. Department and Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer, announced the newest cohort of HHS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. Part of the Secretary’s Initiatives to better serve the American people, the HHS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program matches HHS employees with external expertise to work on a high risk high reward projects over a 13-month period. Selected […]

FDA and CDC Hold Challenges to Improve Rapid Pathogen Diagnostics

One in six Americans suffer from foodborne illnesses annually, and it costs the US economy up to $77 billion per year in medical costs, lost productivity, and lowered quality-of-life. Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are holding public competitions to identify promising solutions to next-generation pathogen detection […]

The HHS IDEA Lab – What is it?

Earlier this year the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the HHS IDEA Lab. With it, we unveiled a consolidated structure for the innovation activities at the Department of Health and Human Services, flashy new branding and a website.  But when we launched, we weren’t totally clear on what the […]

HIMSS and HHS Partner to Explore Innovative Solutions to Ensuring Accurate Identification of Patient Data

TWO NEW INNOVATORS-IN-RESIDENCE SELECTED TO WORK FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD ON INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS Today the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have announced the appointment of Catherine Costa and Adam W. Culbertson as the newest Innovators-in-Residence. The priority area the HHS HIMSS Innovator-in-Residence partnership will […]

Bringing Healthcare Home: West Health Institutes Innovator-In-Residence on Homecare for the Elderly

There is a small, often underrepresented population in the U.S. healthcare debate that is critical to how we think about improving patient-centered care and lowering costs. Meet the frail elderly — some of Medicare’s most complex patients. This group accounts for only five percent of the Medicare population, but drives almost 50 percent of its […]

The HHS Health Game Jam 2014: Sept 26-28 in ATL

A Game Jam is a gathering of gaming enthusiasts and developers for the purpose of designing and building games within a compressed time frame. Bring game enthusiasts and developers in the same space, ask them to design and build something that addresses a specific problem, and then tell them they only have 48 hours… It’s amazing what can happen! The Health Game Jam […]

Last week to apply for HHS Entrepreneurs!

Apply today! We are in the home stretch in accepting applications for the 3rd cohort of HHS Entrepreneurs and are still looking for the most talented people in America to come and disrupt government.  If you are not sure if you would be a good fit for one of the six game-changing projects, check out […]


Are you in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive? The IDEA Lab is there also! Make sure to catch the three sessions with our IDEA Lab Staff. Patients First: Why Open Data Can Save Healthcare SATURDAY, March 8th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hilton Austin Downtown Salon F   HHS IDEA Lab Rep: Greg […]

Practice What We Preach

The federal government doesn’t sing the praises of its employees enough. I came to federal government a little over a year ago. I am continually impressed with how mission oriented and hard working federal employees are. They are passionate about their work and see their jobs as service to the people of our country. However, […]