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Building a federal front door for vaccinations

February 19, 2021

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Through research, we’ve landed on a handful of principles that could shape a federal vaccination website and core features the website should provide on launch.

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Ad Hoc wins contract to support Head Start data platform

February 15, 2021

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Ad Hoc is proud to have been awarded a contract from the Office of Head Start to help them build a modern data system that will allow the program to better serve more than a million children across the U.S every year.

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How to start improving your COVID-19 vaccination digital service

February 12, 2021

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We’ve gathered a short list of ways state and local governments can improve their services now and prepare for the upcoming phases of the vaccination rollout.

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Prototyping a COVID-19 vaccination verification app

January 28, 2021

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Ad Hoc has created a prototype that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to check their vaccination status in an easy-to-use web app.

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Why Ad Hoc is offering free COVID-19 vaccination consulting

January 26, 2021

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We're offering an hour of free consultation to any U.S. government operating a COVID-19 vaccination website or mobile app. There’s no catch, just contact us, and we’ll help you.

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What it's like to be a product manager at Ad Hoc

January 13, 2021

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We’re looking for people at all levels of experience who are interested in solving hard problems and helping organizations adopt more iterative and human-centered ways of working.

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Getting ready for launch

January 08, 2021

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Launches can be unpredictable. Having a plan for launch can help you focus on that which you can control and set you up to recover more quickly should things go wrong.

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Ad Hoc’s 2020 reading list

December 22, 2020

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To wrap up 2020, we wanted to share the highlights from our book clubs and other staff favorites to inspire your winter reading list.

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Imagining an app to simplify student loan forgiveness

December 18, 2020

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What’s needed is a simple, purpose-built website to help borrowers apply for loan forgiveness, and help them stay enrolled in payment programs.

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The impact of internal incentives on product outcomes

December 15, 2020

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Agencies that take the time to set outcome-based North Stars, align their internal incentives to reward outcomes, and empower their product owners are better prepared to build excellent products for the public.

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How bad incentives can lead projects astray, and how to set things straight

December 08, 2020

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While there is a great deal written about how perverse incentives can lead to unintended outcomes, we wanted to focus on how using the right incentives can drive the right behaviors — both at the individual and organizational levels.

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Supporting the busiest time of the year for Medicare beneficiaries

October 15, 2020

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At Ad Hoc, it’s imperative that we think critically and iteratively about how we can make this stressful experience as simple and intuitive as possible.

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