OMB and CIO Council sponsored a week-long, web-based dialogue on health IT & privacy
Users submit ideas, discuss & tag them, and vote the best to the top
Show an example of how to “do” public engagement
Constructive engagement instead of “winning” conflict?
Important national issue with high personal relevance
Collaborative Brainstorming Citizens engage the question and submit their ideas The Crowd refines ideas, votes the best ones to the top, and invites others in to help “grow” the discussion community Catalysts use their expertise to guide, focus, and track the discussion Seven-Day Time Window Discussion Voting Social Networks Text, Links, Video, Pictures, Documents, etc. Actionable, Citizen-Centered Guidance
Propose policy changes to reflect citizens’ input Assemble the community again for a more focused discussion Gain buy-in for attention and action on the issue Identify important gaps in public knowledge Host a Dialogue
Build Problem-Solving Communities Problem What problem is driving my need for innovation? Community Who is the community I can engage on this? Tools Which approach will create the most value?
Three Big Recommendations Infrastructure Build an open IT infrastructure Data Treat data as a national asset Culture Create a culture of collaboration
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