National Institutes of Health

Tips for Hallway Testing from NIH

Jan 14, 2016 | ,

Over the course of the last year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has sought to increase its use of usability testing to improve the user experience on our Web resources. To do this, we conducted hallway usability testing at the NIH Clinical Center on NLM’s site search feature. Our goal is to update the Read »

With Collaboration Comes Great Things

Dec 21, 2015 |

We are pleased to announce the beginnings of a new Syndication.Net/Sharepoint module for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Syndication Storefront. The collaborative effort between HHS and National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) teams will eventually enable .NET content management system users to publish Read »

Creating Connection with Instagram

Nov 10, 2015 |

I’ve been thinking a lot about Instagram lately. It’s pretty big, especially among the younger populations (AKA. Millennials). Actually, from what I can tell, it’s pretty big with lots of different age groups, genders, and ethnicities; and it’s growing every day. Full disclosure: I use Instagram in my personal Read »

The Content Corner: Structured Content and the Power of Syndication

Nov 9, 2015 |

A recent DigitalGov webinar on syndicated content and the recent achievements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helped open my eyes even wider to the possibilities of open and structured content. By offering critical health information via syndication, CDC and other Department of Health and Human Services agencies are helping resource-strapped local agencies share Read »

NIH Image Gallery Now on Flickr

Nov 4, 2015 |

Looking for health or science related images? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched the NIH Image Gallery on Flickr. The Image Gallery offers a wide variety of scientific, biomedical and disease related imagery as well as photos of NIH Read »

#NIHDigital Summit: Optimizing Digital to Reach Patients, Scientists, Clinicians and the Public

Oct 26, 2015 |

On October 19th, NIH brought together nearly 1,500 digital and health experts in person and via webcast. The event featured two keynote speakers and panels that showcased the unique perspectives of patients and caregivers, health Read »

The People and Teams That Power High-Impact Incentive Prizes

Oct 6, 2015 | ,

Federal agencies have used prize competitions and challenges to drive competition and spark innovation for nearly a decade. In September 2010, as part of President Obama’s Strategy for American Innovation [PDF], the Administration launched Challenge.gov, an online platform that enables federal agencies to engage civic Read »

Success Spotlight: Challenge Takes Students, Biomedicine to Next Level

Sep 18, 2015 |

Leaders in the biomedical field will applaud a team of student researchers October 9 for developing a potentially lifesaving device in response to a competition published on Challenge.gov in March. The accolades come a day after the website, a no-cost platform for federal agencies to publish Read »

Day 100: The Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Sep 10, 2015 |

A long time ago in a federal agency building far, far away on F Street… the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt launched at the DigitalGov Citizen Services Summit in Washington, DC. Read »

A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans

Aug 20, 2015 |

Memorandum: A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans To: The American People From: Dr. DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist Date: August 19, 2015 In my last memorandum, I discussed the opportunity to unleash the power of data to benefit Read »

Content Syndication of NIH Grants Information Now Available

Jul 2, 2015 |

Now you can pull the latest NIH grant content directly into your site. Read »

How Agencies “Pin” Down Their Audiences

Jun 10, 2015 |

While Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media platforms (according to some rankings), your agency can and should evaluate the benefits of platforms like Pinterest, which have seen major growth in users and activity. In the last six months of 2014, Pinterest increased its membership by 57%, while Facebook and Twitter only grew by Read »

How a Twitter Chat about Healthy Aging Reached More than 4 Million People

May 15, 2015 |

There are multiple health-related Twitter chats every day of the week. There are chats focused on specific conditions, on the healthcare system, on treatments, on products and on practices. If your agency or organization is interested in leading a conversation in this Read »

Competitions Launch Start-ups and Engage Entrepreneurs

Apr 23, 2015 |

When people hear about challenge competitions, they most often ask about the results. What worked and why did it work? Two great examples are featured on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy site, which include the “needle in the haystack” solvers for a space mass competition and eleven Read »

Social Sharing Buttons: Location, Location, Location

Apr 14, 2015 |

DigitalGov has seen posts from members of the community who land on opposite sides regarding social sharing buttons. There are those who find social sharing buttons useful (When Sharing Buttons Read »