Health Innovation

Portrait of Jon White, M.D.

NIH and ONC Launch the Sync for Science (S4S) Pilot: Enabling Individual Health Data Access and Donation

Jon White, M.D. | March 21, 2016

S4S pilots are coming!
On February 25, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), announced the launch of Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot to allow individuals to access their health data and send it to researchers in support of the goals of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Individual data donation will be a key component of the PMI Cohort Program,

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Online Health IT Tools and Technical Assistance Will Help State Innovation Model States, and Others, Implement Innovative Care Transformation

Kelly Cronin | April 2, 2015

Beginning this month, ONC is partnering with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop specialized technical assistance as well as comprehensive online health IT tools and resources for State Innovation Model (SIM) states.  The online resources are also available to states not participating in the program.

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A New Prize Challenge to Catalyze Health IT Innovation

Maya Uppaluru | November 10, 2014

The health IT start-up sector is growing rapidly. Millions of dollars continue to be invested in innovations that most Americans could have never imagined 10 years ago. In the first quarter of 2014, nearly $700 million was invested in health technology – an 87 percent year-over-year growth . A diverse array of web and mobile applications are changing the way patients and providers interact with the health care system.  These technologies accelerate the flow and availability of data,

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