PIFs Launch Program to Turn Health Data Into Helpful Digital Tools

Two Presidential Innovation Fellows from recent years have partnered up with the Department of Health and Human Services to run a “health tech sprint” intended to improve how patients access and experience health care.

The 14 week program will see government “digital enthusiasts” and industry partners working to turn open data from HHS and the Department of Veterans Affairs into digital tools. The sprint began in October, a blog post states.

Gil Alterovitz, a 2017 PIF with a background in biomedical informatics and precision health, and Justin Koufopoulos, who worked for a content marketing startup before becoming a PIF in 2016, are leading the charge.

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Katie Easton