Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra posted three follow-up questions on Quora, asking the American people for ideas on how to support entrepreneurship in education, energy and healthcare.
Chopra originally surveyed the Quora community in December and said the results have been “thoughtful, wide ranging and inspiring.”
From the White House blog:
- On the subject of learning technologies, respondents had ideas to increase the flexibility of existing funds, spread best practices of what works, and improve basic infrastructure. And a number of respondents provided feedback about reducing bureaucracy and empowering teachers.
- On the subject of clean energy technologies, respondents had ideas on how the US Government could support consumer awareness of clean energy, be an anchor customer, and invest in research and development. Respondents also suggested including negative externality costs into the price of fossil fuels, and were adamant that government not pick a “winning technology.”
- On the subject of health care IT, respondents proposed ideas to promote interoperability standards, ensure a greater focus on the end user experience, share industry best practices, and measure the impact of specific technologies.
To continue the discussion, Chopra asked three more questions:
- Learning Technologies: Parents and teachers – what’s your biggest barrier to educating your kids that technology could solve? How important is the ability to access your child’s assessment data in electronic form?
- Clean Energy: Building and business owners – what’s your biggest barrier to using clean energy in your building or business? How important is the ability to access your building energy usage data in electronic form?
- Health IT: Doctors and patients – what’s your biggest barrier to using information technology to improve health outcomes? How important is the ability to share or receive your health records data in electronic form?