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Innovation is focus of HHS Initiative

June 15, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking greater dialogue with health industry experts and innovators on how to encourage more innovation, competition, and investment in health care.

The department proposed creating a workgroup to facilitate high-level dialogue between HHS leadership and those focused on innovating and investing in the health care industry, including health care companies, startup incubators, private equity and venture capital firms, and innovators.


HHS specifically asked for suggestions on:

  • How to structure such a workgroup or other opportunities for dialogue.
  • Which topics should be covered, such as potential barriers to innovation or ways to improve regulations.


HHS made the announcement in a “request for information” published in the Federal Register, with public comments due by July 6, 2018.

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