Who We Are

The CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (Health FFRDC) accelerates innovation by connecting people and data to reinvent health systems, enhance the care experience, and protect and promote the health and well-being of all Americans.

Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and operated by MITRE, the Health FFRDC serves as an objective adviser to all HHS operating divisions and other federal agencies with health and human services missions.

The Health FFRDC combines cross-cutting capabilities in health policy, clinical informatics, interoperability, and data analytics with world-class information technology, systems engineering, and prototyping to improve the health and well-being of the nation. 

Bringing the Right Experts from Nonprofits, Academia, and Industry

As operator of the Health FFRDC, MITRE mobilizes experts across an alliance of nonprofits, academia, and industry to achieve data-driven innovations in healthcare, public and population health, and social services. We achieve strategic outcomes by applying expertise in:

  • Health policy
  • Value-based healthcare         
  • Health and clinical informatics
  • Health standards and interoperability
  • Health data analytics, simulation, and visualization
  • Health communications
  • Healthcare quality and clinical processes
  • Health systems prototyping and information technology
  • Health administration and operations
  • Health program integrity
  • Data and human-centered solutions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Systems engineering
  • Acquisition effectiveness
  • Enterprise strategy and transformation

Health FFRDC Mission

The Health FFRDC seeks to accelerate health and human services innovation by:

  • Connecting people and data to reinvent health systems
  • Enhancing the care experience
  • Protecting and promoting the health and well-being of all Americans

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Read our fact sheet to learn more about MITRE’s Health FFRDC.