HHS appoints Perryn Ashmore acting CIO, CDO
Ashmore will pick up where José Arrieta, who resigned to spend more time with his kids, left off with major initiatives like HHS Protect.
HHS CIO Arrieta resigns mid-pandemic
José Arrieta oversaw the launch of HHS Protect, the system informing White House coronavirus decisions, but health experts protested the sidelining of the CDC.
CDC exits effort to collect hospitals’ coronavirus data
The agency is no longer involved in the Department of Health and Human Service's increasingly streamlined collection of hospital COVID-19 data.
HHS changed its business model in building the White House coronavirus system
HHS Protect currently collects more than 200 data sets from every state and territory. A lot of commercial off-the-shelf technology is involved.
Inside the HHS system informing White House coronavirus decisions
The Department of Health and Human Services' CIO shop developed HHS Protect in nine days and continues to scale the platform used by hundreds of officials, including Dr. Deborah Birx.
And then there was one: CDO Siddiqui leaving HHS
The OCTO CDO's role became less clear when the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act took effect in 2019.