Harnessing Data To Improve Health and Well-Being of Individuals
Improving how the Federal government manages, shares, and secures its data is a priority for both Congress and the Administration. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for significant and sustained efforts to modernize data practices across the Department. The response to COVID-19 is directly dependent on data that HHS collects or generates. Ensuring that government officials, researchers, the public, and other stakeholders can access timely, accurate data is critical. Data that HHS generates or collects are used to support nearly all COVID-19 response efforts, including tracking spread within nursing facilities, allocating health care resources across the country, and distributing health care Provider Relief Funds.