Starting next month, the federal government is changing how it collects and handles COVID-19 hospital data.
On Dec. 15, the National Healthcare Safety Network will take over collection of that data at the federal level from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering training to assist with this change:
- 11a.m.-noon (PT), Nov. 10: Facility-level Overview of NHSN Analytics, Reports, and Data Validation
- 11a.m.-noon (PT), Nov. 15: Group and State Overview of NHSN Dashboard, Analytic Reports, and Data Validation (Replay)
- Noon-1 p.m. (PT), Nov. 16: Facility-level Overview of NHSN Analytics, Reports, and Data Validation (Replay)
California hospitals that report to the state’s COVID-19 Tracker will continue to do so during and after the transition.
See the CDC’s recently updated transition web page with additional details and instructions.