HHS Requests Weekly Data from Hospitals to Inform Remdesivir Distribution

First Data Deadline is Tomorrow, May 12, at 8 p.m. ET

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is requesting certain data from hospitals to inform HHS’s distribution of its supply of remdesivir, a drug that has shown encouraging results in treating certain COVID-19 patients in early clinical trials. Specifically, HHS is requesting weekly data on the number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients and, of those hospitalized, the number requiring placement in intensive care units (ICUs). The initial data are due by 8 p.m. ET tomorrow, May 12. HHS indicated it intends to ask hospitals to report these data weekly, and that additional details are forthcoming later this week.

HHS asks hospitals to submit the data using its TeleTracking web portal. This is the same portal HHS used last month for a one-time data request to inform its targeted distribution of funds to hospitals heavily impacted by COVID-19. TeleTracking also is one of the options hospitals can use to fulfill HHS’s previous request for the daily reporting of bed capacity and utilization data. Registered users of TeleTracking – including those added during last month’s one-time data request – should have received an email notice of this new data request early this morning. 

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