GovernmentCIO: Inside HHS’ New Coronavirus Data-Reporting System

“The Department of Health and Human Services has streamlined COVID-19 data reporting to securely collect, analyze and share health information across the country and to inform decision-makers guiding the nation’s pandemic response.”

HHS Protect, the coronavirus biosurveillance system comprised of several different technology capabilities, aims to provide near real-time data to first responders, such as policy officials and health experts, and serve as a common vantage point for what’s happening in the United States regarding COVID-19.”

“Under new guidance, hospitals are to report data either directly to HHS Protect or to TeleTracking, a collection component of the HHS Protect ecosystem that all 50 states and six territories have access to, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, according to a transcript of prepared remarks.”

“The recent pivot for hospitals to report data using the new system, instead of a prior submission process through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, was to improve large-scale data access, sharing and security…”

“On top of a modern identity access and management capability, the platform utilizes commercial-cloud technology, a supervised machine-learning capability, as well as a policy and data use agreement technology, among other data analytics tools…” Read the full article here.

Source: Inside HHS’ New Coronavirus Data-Reporting System – By Faith Ryan, August 14, 2020. GovernmentCIO.

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