Education event

Updates on COVID-19 Tracking Tool Guidance Webinar

Originally recorded on January 14, 2021



New reporting requirements went into effect January 8. Join us as we examine how to submit COVID-19 data accurately, avoid mistakes, and:

  • Address the new field to capture ICU surge bed data
  • Share lessons learned from the reporting process
  • Discuss how to use the updated Data Dictionary and Reporting Guide

Experts from CHA and CDPH will be on-hand to clarify definitions, offer insights and confirm requirement effective dates.

There will be ample Q&A time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get it right.

Who should participate

COVID-19 Reporters, Chief Nursing Officers and Quality & Patient Safety Staff.


From the California Department of Public Health:

Rachel Zevin
Reporting Data Analyst

Rachel Zevin is a data analyst working on California Department of Public Health’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. She has previous experience working with the New York and Vermont State Government as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers. She received her graduate education in public administration and environmental modeling from Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, respectively. 

From California Hospital Association:

Clinton Lee
Director, Data Analytics

Clinton Lee is responsible for generating health care data reports and providing fieldwide information and analysis to CHA members. He is currently the lead on overseeing the CHA COVID data tracker. Prior to joining CHA, Clinton worked on academic and government research related to health and healthcare.

Amber Ott
Senior Vice President, Data Analytics

Amber Ott provides analytical expertise to support policy and advocacy objectives benefiting California hospitals and health systems. She represents CHA with state agencies and other stakeholders where technical knowledge is needed. Amber has been recognized for her invaluable technical expertise on policies regarding data collection, management, use, access, and the development of public information.

Most recently, as California has come together to combat the global pandemic, Amber has worked closely with state health leaders to establish a real-time data collection tool for the tracking of COVID-19 spread. This has proven to be a key resource for state leaders, public health officials, and clinicians, as they respond to changing conditions as they happen.


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