As of July 15, 2020, hospitals should no longer report Covid-19 Essential Elements of Information, such as capacity and utilization data, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) site.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has instructed hospitals and acute/post-acute medical facilities to instead report daily capacity and utilization data to the federal government through only one of the methods below:
- Facilities can report to their state if they have received a written release from the state and the state has received written certification from their Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) regional administrator to take over federal reporting responsibilities.
- Submit data to TeleTracking™. All instructions on the data submission are on that site. For issues with accessing the TeleTracking portal or questions about the data, contact TeleTracking Technical Support at 1-877-570-6903.
- Authorize your health IT vendor or other third-party to share information directly with HHS. Use one of the above alternative methods until your ASPR regional administrator or HHS Protect notifies you that this implementation is being received and is compliant.
In addition, HHS has made significant updates and changes to the data fields for daily reporting.
Hospitals should contact CORVENA to understand how CORVENA’s COR platform can facilitate the seamless reporting of capacity and utilization data to HHS Protect while, at the same time, meeting state reporting requirements without duplication.
CORVENA eliminates duplicative manual entry by reporting to both HHS Protect and state agencies seamlessly. CORVENA also makes it easier for hospitals to report this capacity and utilization data by enabling hospitals to update their data rather than recreate this data each day.
Finally, CORVENA’s CORbeds functionality can automate bed census data collection and reporting, eliminating one major daily data entry responsibility.
In addition to meeting state and federal reporting requirements, CORVENA provides full visibility of reported data across your enterprise for audit, accountability, response, and analysis.
CORVENA mitigates threats to operational continuity and contains the costs of critical events by providing a common operating picture, improving coordination, streamlining workflows, and automating the generation of after-action reports and compliance documentation. Our incident management technology platform is the only mission-ready incident management product providing enterprise-wide visibility and interoperability from a comprehensive, integrated platform with a single sign-on.
CORVENA is utilized by over 19,000 active users in more than 26 U.S. states. CORVENA has supported over 380,000 emergency response incidents and has supported the treatment or transfer of over 22,000 patients.
CORVENA’S COR platform empowers our customers to:
- Prepare: Surface proactive insights to identify risks, assess vulnerabilities, inform business investment and guide preparedness efforts.
- Respond: Share situational intelligence throughout your enterprise to enhance decision making and influence better outcomes.
- Recover: Track, request and deploy resources, personnel, facility status and available beds. Triage, treat, track and reunify patients throughout the continuum of care.
- Mitigate: Automate documentation and reporting saving 80 hours per incident or exercise. Comprehensive documentation in a single location ensures compliance