SXSW Interactive 2014

Transforming Health Care and Government


Changing the way government works. This is what Bryan Sivak, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Chief Technology Officer and leader of the HHS IDEA Lab, is doing by identifying and activating underutilized assets in government. Taking the most underutilized assets: people and data, Bryan is creating new opportunities through the adoption of innovative practices and forging new relationships between public and private sectors. Find out how the adoption of startup methodologies is changing how government works by establishing unconventional approaches to problem solving and how it is contributing to the transformation of health care. Additionally, see what new opportunities exist for startups and entrepreneurs in using liberated data in the digital health space to advance and tackle some of the most complex challenges we face in health care.

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  1. What does the future of health care look like under the Affordable Care Act going forward, including the recent launch of the new health insurance marketplace.
  2. How is data fueling the transformation of health care?
  3. What new opportunities - including identification of problems in health care that need to be addressed - exist for entrepreneurs, startups and developers.
  4. How can you get the most out of your workforce in a large organization and what mechanisms can you put into place to help that workforce?
  5. How do you measure simultaneously transforming health care and government and what does success look like?



Steven Randazzo, Communications Lead , Department of Health and Human Services

Meta Information:

  • Tags: data
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Health and Medicine
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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