Susan D. Hall

Biography for Susan D. Hall

Susan Hall spent more than 20 years as a newspaper writer and editor in Dallas and Seattle before making the leap online at MSNBC. Now living in Louisville, Ky., she has focused on enterprise technology as a writer and editor for IT Business Edge. Most recently she has written for Dice.com and Enterprise Apps Today. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Susan D. Hall

FDA's restructured IT efforts focus on transparency, efficiency

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.

Kaiser Permanente implements testing as part of ICD-10 transition

Kaiser Permanente is testing nearly 200 applications with a range of external trading partners and providers as part of its preparation for the transition to ICD-10.

OIG audit criticizes HHS access controls

The Department of Health and Human Services must improve its security procedures for granting access to physical facilities as well as computer applications and files, according to an audit from the HHS Office of Inspector General that found security controls inadequate.

Health analytics market poised for major growth

Increasing health IT adoption, global care mandates and venture capital investments will help to push the health analytics market to 25 percent annual growth over next five years, according to a new report.

Senate panel orders scrutiny of alleged EHR 'information-blocking'

The Senate Appropriations Committee has directed the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee to submit a report on the technical, operational and financial barriers to information-sharing among electronic health records systems--what it calls the "information-blocking problem"--and what should be done to combat it.

The order comes in a draft budget report that recommends a $61.474 million budget for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT rather than the $74.688 million it had requested.

Rush University program trains veterans for health IT jobs

Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.

Halamka: Patient-generated data 'next key frontier'

Patient-generated data is the next frontier in care coordination, population health, and clinical research, according to John Halamka, CIO at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Sensor-based measurement can help boost healthcare teamwork

Sensor-based measurement holds the potential to shed light on ways to improve teamwork in healthcare, but a range of issues have to be worked out, according to a literature review published at JAMIA.

Study backs importance of robust analytics infrastructure for ACOs

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal Academic Medicine.

Stress health IT's role in care innovation, not adoption

Rather than stressing adoption of health IT, the industry should be focused on how technology can be part of innovative new strategies to improve care, according to a Health Affairs blog post.