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Data Optimization

About the Data Optimization Initiative

Agencies across HHS collect a vast array of data to better understand the health of the nation. The Office of the CTO has been a leader in the federal government in enabling the public release of more than 4,500 data sets collected by HHS for use by researchers and entrepreneurs. The Open Data movement continues to be a focus of HHS. The Office of the CTO is committed to making data available for the public to do research, develop applications, and create new products to improve health.

Our Research

The Office of the CTO has done extensive research across HHS and the healthcare system to gather recommend best practices for data sharing. In partnership with the Center for Open Data Enterprise, we have hosted roundtables and co-authored reports.

Read our Reports

Leveraging Data for the Nation's Health

The State of Data Sharing at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018

Sharing and Utilizing Health Data for AI Applications

Balancing Privacy with Health Data Access

Leveraging Data on the Social Determinants of Health


Enabling a Data-Driven Institution through Organizational Change Management

First Comprehensive HHS Data Sharing Report Released

ReImagine Data Insights Initiative (RDi2)

Changing how HHS shares, integrates, analyzes, and visualizes data

The HHS Data Science CoLab

Anyone at HHS can be a data scientist. Join a learning cohort


Making high-value data more accessible
Content created by Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Content last reviewed on May 15, 2020