HIA was quoted in Inside Health Policy’s article, “Walensky, Private Sector Experts Call For More CDC Access To Data.”
The health technology industry group Health Innovation Alliance responded to Walensky’s remarks with a Friday (Dec. 9) statement agreeing that health data collection is in need of improvement, but condemning the legislation.
”While the Health Innovation Alliance (HIA) strongly supports strengthening the system, the CDC should not be rewarded for its self-described failure with a broad new authority to mandate any data it wants from anyone it wants,” the organization wrote. “No federal agency should have the sweeping data collection authority outlined in the Improving DATA in Public Health Act.”
HIA’s statement said reform of the CDC should not include giving it more funding, but should aim to duplicate state and local approaches that have worked.”