The Department of Health and Human Services has introduced its fourth Open Government Plan that aims to make government more transparent to the public as well as discover new ways to collaborate and partner with the department’s stakeholders.
HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Mary WakefieldÂ wrote in a blog post published Thursday the department has worked to identify projects, policies and perspectives onÂ new methodsÂ to connect with stakeholder organizations that the department will focus on in the next two years.
HHS seeks to share data and information productsÂ with “underserved” communities to supportÂ the development of new approaches on food supply safety, early child development and disease prevention.
Wakefield notedÂ that the plan highlights the utilization of theÂ Open Payments program, use ofÂ new applications and data services to streamline the delivery ofÂ health data to Medicare beneficiariesÂ andÂ the application of theÂ Precision Medicine Initiative that aims to boost theÂ future of biomedical research.
She added HHS works to create a public comment database for the Physical Activity Guidelines update processÂ that will remain open for comment over the next two years.