COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection Moves From Private Company to CDC
Accurately reporting how many patients were hospitalized due to COVID-19 was paramount to understanding the level of spread in a community. At the start of the pandemic, this data collection was outsourced to a private company, TeleTracking Technologies. However, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin collecting such data on December 31, when the contract with TeleTracking is over. Hospitals will need to move a different data collection system used by the CDC, which has prompted some critics to complain that the CDC’s system is rife with the potential for error. The federal government paid TeleTracking more than $50 million for its data collection services. Click here to read more.