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By Allyn Moushey, Policy Advisor, HHS IDEA Lab
On Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:54am

Since early this fall, the Department of U.S. Health and Human Services’ (HHS) IDEA Lab has been exploring why there appeared to be a lack of innovation with information and communication technology for underserved populations.
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By David Portnoy, HHS Entrepreneur-in-Residence
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:35pm

David Portnoy is a part of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program brings together talent from within and outside government to tackle high priority issues in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.  This is David’s first blogpost in this EIR series documenting his project and experience. Read more »
By Alex Powers, Program Assistant, Social Science Research Council
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:30am

Inveterate innovator Benjamin Franklin once quipped, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
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By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
On Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:13pm

Responding to the needs of an increasingly mobile public health community, The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has launched its first-ever mobile app, FastStats, that provides on-the-go access to current statistics on topics of public health importance.
FastStats for iOS puts access to topic-specific NCHS content at the fingertips of health care providers and clinicians. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, health care and insurance, and birth and mortality data for each U.S. state and territory. Content is updated automatically when the device is connected to the internet, giving the user the most up-to-date health statistics available.
FastStats incorporates the latest innovations in mobile app development. It is optimized to give users the ability to personalize their mobile experience, including highlighting, annotations, and bookmarks. Users can also share their data discoveries with colleagues through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more »
By Paula Braun, HHS Entrepreneur-in-Residence
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:04pm

Paula Braun joined the IDEA Lab in November 2014, as part of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program. The EIR Program brings together talent from within and outside government to tackle high priority issues in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.
Her EIR project is closely tied with open data and data reporting, and references a recently released dataset - National Death Index - on healthdata.gov Read more »

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