US Department of Health and Human Services diverts data from CDC to TeleTracking Technologies


Under a new $10 million-plus contract, in July the US Department of Health and Human Services began sending hospital statistics such as bed availability, patient numbers, and ventilators to the Pittsburgh company TeleTracking Technologies for analysis with no guarantee the information would be made public. Until then, the data were gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for analysis and reporting back to the states twice a week via the CDC’s long-established and highly trusted Healthcare Safety Network. HHS claimed the change was necessary to make the system more efficient.


Writer: Michael R. Bloomberg
Publication: Bloomberg