The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday announced that the next deadline for submitting data to inform the agency’s distribution of its supply of remdesivir is Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET. HHS is requesting the same data as last month’s remdesivir request – that is, the number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and of those hospitalized, the number requiring placement in intensive care units (ICUs).
Hospitals should again submit the data using the HHS TeleTracking web portal. See the AHA’s May 11 Special Bulletin for additional details on what specific data to submit and how to enter it into TeleTracking. Registered users of TeleTracking received an email yesterday announcing this next round of data collection.
Last month, HHS requested initial data to inform its distribution of remdesivir. While the agency had planned to request the data weekly, it later canceled the weekly reporting and indicated it would ask for an additional round of data collection when needed.
Note that the TeleTracking portal is one of the options HHS has made available for its request for daily reporting of certain bed capacity and utilization data. Hospitals that already use TeleTracking for their daily reporting do not need to do anything differently for this remdesivir data collection, other than ensure their data are in by the deadline. Those hospitals that use another reporting mechanism for daily reporting (e.g., National Healthcare Safety Network, or state reporting) should still report the six admissions and ICU data fields into TeleTracking for this remdesivir-related request.
For issues with accessing the TeleTracking portal or questions about the data, contact TeleTracking Technical Support at 1-877-570-6903.