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DISCLAIMER: Readers should not consider this LymeX crowdsourcing platform or any part of it to be guidance or instruction regarding the diagnosis, care, or treatment of tick-borne diseases or to supersede in any way existing guidance.


June 17, 2020

The healthcare space innovates slowly and is failing to meet the ever-increasing need for improved service delivery.

Hardworking clinicians, policy makers, providers, and government personnel often work in silos, engaging patients and families separately and neglecting their cross-disciplinary perspectives in the collective effort to improve outcomes for patients and their families. The healthcare space could benefit from introducing Human-Centered Design (HCD) approaches to help professionals in the space solve complex problems through thoughtful interactions and research methodologies. With this challenge in mind, Coforma developed Health+ (“health plus”): a program that utilizes HCD research to better understand the high-impact health issue placed in focus.


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January 22, 2020

We’re kicking off 2020 by showcasing the ongoing successes of four Lyme Innovation “TOP Health” teams. One team received national recognition in the "Future of Healthcare Using AI" and won the TOP Prize Challenge, run by the U.S. Census Bureau in coordination with the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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October 21, 2019

In November 2018, the HHS Office of the CTO launched its Lyme Innovation initiative to accelerate and co-create the next generation of Lyme disease solutions through public-private partnerships in collaboration with patients, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and all stakeholders. So, where are we today?

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April 15, 2019

The Lyme Innovation Roundtable Summary Report, published by the Center for Open Data Enterprise, is available with an overview of highlights, recommendations, and actionable next steps that participants discussed at HHS on December 4, 2018, to harness the power of collaboration, data-driven innovation, and emerging technologies for Lyme and tick-borne diseases.


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March 19, 2019

After a 14-week “TOP Health” technology sprint, four of 11 teams delivered digital tools that utilized federal open data or artificial intelligence (AI) to address Lyme and tick-borne diseases. These teams’ results were showcased over two days of events at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building and at the Census Bureau as part of “The Opportunity Project” (TOP) Demo Day 2019.

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January 17, 2019

The 14-week “TOP Health” tech sprint concluded with 10 teams delivering digital tools — built with Federal data and emerging technologies like AI — to improve clinical trials, experimental therapies, and data-driven solutions for complex challenges from cancer to Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

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Alex Wilson
Posted by Alex Wilson (Admin)
Oct 9, 2020

December 19, 2018

The first-ever Lyme Innovation Roundtable at HHS brought together over 80 leaders to harness the power of collaboration, data-driven innovation, and emerging technologies for Lyme and tick-borne diseases.


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November 20, 2018

The Lyme Innovation initiative aims to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases through the development of next-gen technologies, interdisciplinary collaborations, and data-driven innovations for tick-borne diseases.

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