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The TeleTracking Mystery Continues

HOUSTON, TEXAS—JULY 1, 2020—An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the expanded Covid-19 ward on July 1, 2020.  (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
HOUSTON, TEXAS-JULY 1, 2020-An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the ... HOUSTON, TEXAS-JULY 1, 2020-An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the expanded Covid-19 ward on July 1, 2020. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 30, 2020 3:32 p.m.

We reported last week on a major disruption to the COVID-19 data ecosystem: A hospital patient flow company, Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking, would replace the CDC as the government’s primary recipient of COVID-19 data from hospitals — everything from drug and ventilator use to bed capacity.

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