HHS Goes Open Source To Build Better, More Powerful Website

John Breeden II | GCN | May 1, 2013

When the Healthcare.gov website re-launches in June, users may not notice much of a change, but on the back end, there is a lot of open-source magic going on that will make content generation and the sharing of information more seamless than it is on perhaps any other government site operating today.

If all goes according to plan, it could become a roadmap for other agencies looking to increase the usability and quality of content on their own Web pages.

While today the Healthcare.gov site is a fairly sleepy little hamlet run by the Health & Human Services Department, that's about to change. It's poised to become the main source of information for the Affordable Health Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, when having health insurance becomes mandatory. [...]