Meet the Executive Bringing Digital Savvy to Health and Human Services

“The private-sector-bred technology mavens at the U.S. Digital Service—the government tech startup launched by President Obama to bring Silicon Valley design sensibility to government programs—appear to have found something unexpected in the Trump era: Opportunity…”

“Recruiting at the organization members affectionately call the “Peace Corps of geeks” has remained steady, said Shannon Sartin, executive director of digital service at the Health and Human Services Department. While USDS has morphed from a White House startup into a network of teams working across five major departments and the Small Business Administration, improving the lives of Americans through better technology remains the “unwavering mission,” Sartin said…”

“For the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ quality measures program, Sartin’s team is using agile project management methodology to build new Web tools for…”

“But “bureaucracy is really hard,” she cautioned. “In a small- to mid-size company, you don’t face as many people saying no, and there are not as many hoops to jump through to get something done…” Read the full article here.

Source: Meet the Executive Bringing Digital Savvy to Health and Human Services – September 11, 2018. Live in the Hood.

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