The HHSentrepreneurs program connects private sector innovators and entrepreneurs with teams of federal employees to address challenges in health, healthcare, and human services. The first group of six individuals from a field of more than 100 candidates hired last October through the program are now working on four projects that involve health resilience technology and the U.S. organ transplant system.
In 2013, the HHS entrepreneurs program will place six to eight external entrepreneurs into the following projects:
- Application of Design Thinking to Grants—ACF seeks to improve grantee program implementation to meet the needs of low income populations by creating a low cost, replicable methodology to better assess grantee client problems
- Cloud-Based GIS Maps Displaying Aggregate Data on Medical Malpractice—HRSA seeks to build a public-facing Geographic Information System map application to display medical malpractice data to enable researchers and the general public to view, analyze, and support novel tools and strategies to improve patient safety protection
- Health Information Exchange Accelerators—ONC seeks to accelerate HIEs by developing new tools that would reduce HIE implementation efforts and costs for a wide range of healthcare entities
- Modernizing the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System—CMS seeks to improve this system to improve usability, scalability, and data quality
- Predictive Analytics :Merging Innovation and Business Operations—The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources seeks to leverage the field of predictive analytics to generate predictive risk models to proactively manage grants across HHS Operating and Staff Divisions
- Publication Planning and Clearance Process Improvement Project—The Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs is looking to re-engineer their publications planning and clearance process to better meet the needs of a communications landscape dominated by digital and social media
Go to www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/entrepreneurs/index.html for more information. Applications are being accepted until August 16, 2013.