PITTSBURGH, January 11, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it is extending its relationship with TeleTracking to gather real-time data from hospitals and health systems as the nation continues to battle COVID-19 and improves preparedness for future emergencies.
The 12-month contract will be funded through HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and will continue to provide national and state level data on data elements critical to the COVID-19 Response.
TeleTracking initially signed a contract with ASPR in March of 2020 and over the course of the past 22 months has worked with HHS to make the process of submitting high-quality data easier for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Each day, TeleTracking compiles and validates approximately one million distinct data points from over 6,000 hospitals, 3,000 therapeutic sites and multiple state agencies. More than 70% of the submissions are done through an automated channel, thereby streamlining the process for care locations and public health departments.
“It has been an honor to work shoulder to shoulder with HHS over these past two years to serve Americans on the COVID-19 response,” said Chris Johnson, President, and co-CEO of TeleTracking. “What we have built offers full visibility into the readiness, capacity and state of the US health system to contend with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to improve our readiness for future pandemics and other emergencies.”
For every hour patients wait for care, they face objectively worse outcomes. TeleTracking believes it is unacceptable that patients are not able to access the care they need, when they need it, due to operating inefficiencies and unnecessary cost barriers. Our mission is simple, to ensure no one waits for the care they need. And that’s why more than a decade ago, TeleTracking recognized the significant benefits of a centralized approach to managing patient flow, led the development of the command center model, and has implemented more than one hundred operational command centers across the United States and United Kingdom. Named the 2019 Culture Leader of the Year at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Award, TeleTracking has delivered extraordinary outcomes for nearly three decades that have been the subject of study by the RAND Corporation. For more information, visit www.teletracking.com.
Jeanne Iasella, Chief Solutions Officer, TeleTracking