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Author: HHS IDEA Lab

Read more about $2.6M Redesign Dialysis Prize Announced Today at Kidney Week
The Redesign Dialysis challenge will ask the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure.
Read more about HHS CTO Announces Health IT Research Project at IHS
The research project will be conducted in multiple stages during the coming year. Each stage will inform development and decision-making at IHS.
Read more about 24 Hours to Change the Future of Opioid Addiction
The University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) is hosting the Opioid West Hack-A-Thon+ 2018, featuring the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Read more about Announcing a "TOP" Tech Sprint for Health Innovation - Join Us!
As part of its innovation efforts around digital health, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) announces a new pilot program modeled after The Opportunity Project (TOP) led by the Census Bureau at U.S. Department of Commerce.
Read more about HHS IDEA Lab Helps Bring Ideas to Life
Change in government comes slowly and can be difficult. When employees suggest new ways of doing things, people often think, "Yeah, great idea. Now convince someone to approve it." But change does not have to be slow or difficult. That is the point of the HHS Ignite Accelerator.
Read more about Work Here: Design & Build Software at CMS
CMS wants to enable beneficiaries to access and make use of their data to improve their health as well as to create an ecosystem where tech innovators are helping Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers find better ways to use their data.
Read more about The Federal HR Wiki
The Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Human Resources was confronted with the specific challenge of how to transfer complicated programs to new owners with no familiarity, so their team decided to build a tool to solve their specific problem and a host of others along the way.
Read more about How Cross-Agency Collaboration Can Work for the Greater Good
Collaboration between like-minded federal agencies doesn’t make good sense, it makes great sense—strategically, financially, and managerially.
Read more about New at Health Datapalooza 2016
For many years now, health IT developers, consumer advocates, and representatives from U.S and international governments have converged on Washington D.C. each spring for Health Datapalooza.
Read more about Innovation Terms and Methodologies - A Starting Place
There are a lot of innovation-related terms and methodologies that we use in this space that may not be familiar to everyone. Below is our effort to capture and explain some of them.


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