AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to make the process for hospitals to report data to the HHS TeleTracking COVID-19 Portal and other data reporting platforms as efficient, transparent and valuable as possible.

“The TeleTracking platform has been in operation for hospitals since April 2020, and it has become one of the primary mechanisms by which hospitals submit their COVID-19 data to the federal government,” AHA wrote, commenting on the agency’s information collection request for the portal. “This has given hospitals ample experience with this specific platform, and with the general process of reporting COVID-19-related data to the federal government. While the data reported into TeleTracking and other platforms are important to the nation’s pandemic response, the AHA urges HHS to continue recognizing that the reporting of these data is resource intensive for hospitals and health systems.”

Related News Articles

Headline
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau yesterday committed $41 million in funding to 72 health care providers under Round 2 of its…
Headline
Adults with a disability are more likely than adults without one to report difficulty getting a COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and…
Headline
The AHA today released the latest edition of the COVID-19 Snapshot, underscoring the persisting challenges facing hospitals and health systems during the…
Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services today announced workplace guidance on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s applicability to…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today urged clinicians to educate pregnant patients about the benefits and safety of COVID-19 vaccination; and…
Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration has opened the portal for health care providers to apply through Oct. 26 for a portion of $25.5 billion in…