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Digital Talk Blog

September 12, 2012

By: Richard Stapleton, Deputy Director, Web Communications and New Media Division

We’re getting lots of comments, as you can see; some critical; some complimentary, some questioning.  One question jumped out as a great way to explain just what “interaction” means here, and how we hope to benefit from the conversation:

September 7, 2012

By: Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Typically when you think of government, the word “innovation” isn’t the first word that comes to mind. Well it’s time to change that! The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce that for the first time ever, the public will have the opportunity to vote on the finalists of the HHSinnovates Program. That means, your vote will help determine which project will be selected as the winner of the “People’s Choice”.

September 4, 2012

By: Prudence Goforth, Director, Web Communications and New Media Division

Thanks to everyone who has commented and do keep your comments coming. We have received thoughtful, good ideas on what you want to see. Many encourage the use of mobile so that access is immediate when and where health information or services are needed. I want to answer some of the comments here and will continue do so from time to time.

By the Numbers

32 API-enabled databases, 33 Mobile websites & apps, 1.3 million Static Webpages.

White House Report: Digital Government, building a 21st century platform to better serve the people of America. May 21, 2012

Principles Into Practice! We've put Digital Strategy to work: *Multiple Calls to Action *Moderated blog *Open source platform *RSS Content feed *Social media engagement *Fully 508 accessible *Plain Language *Metrics on every page *Mobile-ready coming soon!

HHS Digital Strategy Milestones