| Information Technology Overview
IT Budget History
Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)
As GAO and others have reported, the use of information technology (IT) has enormous potential to improve the quality of health care and is critical to improving the performance of the U.S. health care system. Given the federal government's influence in the health care industry, the government has been urged over the years to take a leadership role in driving change to improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care, including the adoption of IT. Much of the current information technology spending and grant opportunities found within HHS now focuses on this effort. 
Major Projects by Department - FY2009
Leading Projects at HHS - 2007
CMS Medicaid Management Information System
ACF IT Grants to States
NIH IT Infrastructure
CDC Technical and Direct Assistance to State/Local Health Departments for IT
CMS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System
Top Five Spending Departments - 2007
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Administration for Children and Families
National Institutes of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Leading Contract Winners at HHS
Science Applications International. Corp. (SAIC) - Services
Lockheed Martin Corp. - Services
Computer Sciences Corp. - Services
SRA International Inc. - Services
BearingPoint Inc. - Services
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Federal Register - HHS
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20201
Employees 76,341 (2013)
Annual budget $940.9 billion (2013)
To enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering strong, sustained advances in the sciences, underlying medicine, public health, and social services. The number one priority will always be to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 
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 From the GAO report on Health Information Technology - GAO-06-346T
 From the department's mission statement.