HHS Adds New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Partners

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HHS Health and Human ServicesThe Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its entrepreneurs-in-residence program with new partners who will work with agency employees on various projects over a 12-month period.

The partners and HHS leads will form team to solve problems and help the HHS IDEA Lab change the department’s culture using agile development, lean startup and design thinking methods, the HHS said Thursday.

HHS’ Niall Brennan and partner Mark Scrimshire, formerly chief technology officer at Medyear, will collaborate to redesign the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ platform for health information access.

Entrepreneur-in-residence Danny Boice, co-founder of Speek, will work with HHS’ Jason Bennett and Scott Cory to determine how the aging and disability communities manage services using new technologies.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also plans to develop a new electronic death registration system, with Brian Lee as the lead and Paula Braun, formerly a data scientist with Elder Research, as entrepreneur-in-residence.

HHS leads Damon Davis and Keith Tucker will work with big data entrepreneur David Portnoy to develop and connect public-facing research database applications for the agency.

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