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Employee data concept For too long, the U.S. health care system has defaulted to an old-school, reactive approach to health, largely due to the lack of access to the data. (Image: Shutterstock)

Among the many needs brought to light through this pandemic, access to accurate, updated data has never been more important. In addition to problems with gathering data through testing and contact tracing, there’s another, equally important challenge: processing and acting on this data. As The New York Times reports, COVID-19 data is getting trapped in a bottleneck caused by inefficient reporting, non-standardized processes, and archaic technologies still in use, like the fax machine. As the executive director of the Harris County Public Health department said, “The data is moving slower than the disease.”

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