The Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a contract launching a formal research project focused on health IT modernization at the Indian Health Service (IHS).
By Patrick Conway, MD, MSc – When I came to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011, I pulled the results from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – a survey of federal employee satisfaction.
By Paula Yoon – Disease surveillance is the foundation of public health practice providing essential data to inform decision making and respond to health threats.
One of the roles that the IDEA Lab and the Office of the CTO perform to serve the 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.
By Susannah Fox – On his first day in office, President Obama announced administration policies to make government serve the American people better through greater transparency, collaboration, and participation. Known as the federal government’s Open Government Initiative, each agency has developed a plan every other year outlining steps.
By Mona Siddiqui – As a third year medical student, these were the words I heard from the surgical fellow running my team. His message was clear: you have a role and you have your tasks-don’t rock the boat.
By Susannah Fox – How many times have we heard people say, “If we could put a man on the moon, we can fix XYZ health care problem”? Or: “Hey, it’s not rocket science, right?” So, when I met Dava Newman, the Deputy Administrator at NASA, and began a conversation with her about innovation at our agencies, I was eager to learn how to apply their famous “horizon mission” spirit to health and human services.
By Greg Downing – 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, technology platforms, and services could be created.
By Susannah Fox – I never feel so American as when I’m traveling abroad. And my most recent trip was the pinnacle of this experience since I was representing the U.S. government at the Health and Care Innovation Expo organized by the UK’s National Health System (NHS) in Manchester, England.
By Susannah Fox – You might be wondering why a Chief Technology Officer would be part of a conference on aging. Isn’t tech a young person’s game? First of all, I love Alan Kay’s definition: Technology is anything invented after you were born.
By Susannah Fox – When I left the Pew Research Center to advise companies and organizations that share my vision for health care, I thought life couldn’t get better.
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