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Hospitals to Redirect Covid Data to HHS in Move to ‘Streamline’

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Hospitals will redirect their Covid 19-related data to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rather than submitting it to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a move the agencies said was aimed to improve information gathering and resource allocation.

“It became clear we needed a central way to make data available,” Jose Arrieta, HHS’s chief information officer, said on a press call on Wednesday. The goal is to better “allocate resources in real time.”