HHS Renews $10.2 Million Contract For Controversial COVID-19 Data Tracking Company

npr.org – By Dina Temple-Raston and Tim Mak – The Trump administration has renewed a controversial contract with a Pittsburgh company to collect key COVID-19 data from hospitals.

The Department of Health and Human Services decided to award a second $10.2 million, six-month contract to TeleTracking Technologies even though Congressional committees are investigating the process by which the contract was awarded and the HHS Inspector General is looking at how the company is securing the information it is gathering, an NPR Investigation has learned.

Back in the Spring, TeleTracking was awarded a contract to collect COVID-19 data from the nation’s hospitals despite no previous experience working on this sort of data collection. And TeleTracking’s system has been plagued by errors and inconsistencies from the outset.

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