Health Innovation

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New Innovation Opportunity Announced! HHS Innovation Fellows Program

Arnaub Chatterjee | June 25, 2012

Are you interested in solving the nation’s most critical health care problems?  The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is looking for external experts and entrepreneurs to work on innovative projects through the HHS Innovation Fellows Program. The Innovation Fellows Program aims to bring external ideas and expertise to HHS’s own innovation process and rapidly create, develop, engage, and accelerate innovation.

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ONC Launches New i2 Ocular Imaging Challenge

Wil Yu | May 18, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is excited to announce the launch of a new Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative developer contest! The i2 program promotes the use of technology to find solutions that drive better outcomes, engage users in their health, and improve health care quality. The “Ocular Imaging Challenge” tasks developers with creating an application that improves interoperability among office-based ophthalmic imaging devices, measurement devices,

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Positioning ONC for Continued Success

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | May 16, 2012

Today, we announced two exciting changes within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – the creation of an Office of the Chief Medical Officer and an Office of Consumer eHealth.
The primary function of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer will be to infuse a clinical perspective across ONC on all activities which have clinical implications. Activities located in this office will include safety, usability, clinical decision support, meaningful use policy development,

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ONC Launches Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge to Help Reduce Medical Errors

Wil Yu | May 15, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is proud to launch the Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge, designed to spur development of platform-agnostic health IT tools to facilitate the reporting of medical errors in hospital and outpatient settings. This developer contest is part of ONC’s Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative, which holds competitions to accelerate development and adoption of technology solutions that enhance quality and outcomes.

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