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New Options Available To Visualize CDC Data

CDC’s surveillance systems track HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Getting this information to those who need it most in an accessible, usable, and meaningful format is a primary goal for CDC. The launch of Atlas in 2012 made this a reality with an online resource that gave users tools to create customized tables,…

Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems

Editor’s Note: The following blog provides information about a federal partner’s digital efforts. Throughout the year we will share information from other federal HIV programs. From health officers conducting contact tracing with mobile phones in Ebola-affected countries to TB patients using apps to fulfill their treatment regimen, digital technology is playing an increasingly central role…

ONC Announces Winners Of Consumer And Provider App Challenges To Improve Health Information access and use

Editor’s Note: HHS announced the winners of the Consumer Health Data Aggregator and Provider User Experience Challenges last week. Encouraging and supporting innovation around digital health solutions is a central part of our mission, and finding new ways to easily and securely integrate health data from different health care providers has the potential to help many individuals in the…

AIDSinfo Guidelines App Provides Access to HIV Treatment Information at the Point of Care

AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the go-to site for federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. To meet health care providers’ expectation for mobile access to the guidelines, AIDSinfo has released a new Guidelines app. The app includes six HIV treatment guidelines developed by expert panels on the…

Health Communication vs. Content Marketing

Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov recently had the honor of attending and being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is the second of 2 blogs about the event from panelist Erin Edgerton Norvell.  Recently, I was honored to join an excellent line-up of digital health communicators at the NIH Digital Summit. I…

#NIHDigital Summit: Optimizing Digital to Reach Patients, Scientists, Clinicians and the Public

Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov recently had the honor of being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is 1 of 2 blogs about the event.  On October 19th, NIH brought together nearly 1,500 digital and health experts in person and via webcast. The event featured two keynote speakers and panels that showcased…

Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

Editor’s Note: Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She advises AIDS.gov on digital strategies. We encourage you to read her blog and follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox . The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated…

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Things you don’t know about this website, DigitalGov.gov, that is. It’s our first birthday, and we’re celebrating by sharing some fun…