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Purpose-driven data collection in the COVID-19 era

In creating not just one, but multiple, vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in under a year, pharmaceutical researchers and developers achieved a remarkable feat. But there’s still a challenge ahead: distributing and administering the vaccine across the country, while also managing a flood of inoculation data.

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The challenge of vaccinating the most vulnerable

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, initiating the largest inoculation effort in US history. But, three months later the rollout has not gone as smoothly as hoped – putting more stress on already overburdened health systems and providers.

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Using data analytics to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In late August, the federal government predicted a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccines would be available at the beginning of November, and that healthcare systems in all 50 states should be ready to implement an inoculation plan by this date. However, only targeted populations will be eligible for receipt – begging the questions: who should be immunized first, and how should existing epidemiological data be used to help guide the decision-making process?

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COVID-19 reporting changes challenge health IT providers

As our health systems continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, clear communication is crucial. Recent changes in reporting regulations from the federal government have led to confusion, which runs the risk of incomplete or inaccurate data collection about the spread and severity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We break down the changes, and subsequent concerns about them, below.

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