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HHS names first external class of Innovation Fellows Program

November 14, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday named six external experts to its Innovation Fellows Program. The six fellows, who have backgrounds ranging from business and technology executives to lifelong entrepreneurs, will spend the next six-12 months working with HHS internal fellows on four specific projects focused on solving critical health care problems. Project topics include accelerating clinical quality measures for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; designing an electronic infrastructure to implement Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility requirements under the ACA; building technology that allows people to continue using their durable medical equipment during prolonged power outages in natural disasters; and devising electronic tracking and transport of the nation's organ transplant system.