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
Researchers have shown how easy it is to re-identify patients in de-identified data, yet de-identified data can lose its value as more identifying factors are stripped out.
The House has passed a second cyberthreat information-sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, which will be combined with the House Intelligence Committee's Protecting Cyber Networks Act before being sent to the Senate.
Remote monitoring for heart failure patients resulted in fewer hospitalizations and deaths than a similar group of patients receiving usual care during a four-month study, but the benefits didn't last beyond the study period, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
With the delay of the Office for Civil Rights HIPAA audits, organizations would be wise to not push compliance further down the priority list. Yet many are woefully unprepared for both data breaches and the audits, according to Mark Fulford, a partner at LBMC Security & Risk Services.
Much work remains at federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to shore up systems against persistent cyberthreats, according to the Government Accountability Office.
With the sustainable growth rate bill passing without another ICD-10 delay, it's time to refocus on preparing for the new code set, according to Juliet Santos, ICD-10 principal consultant for Leidos Health. That preparation should focus on preventing bottlenecks in the process come Oct. 1, Santos writes at ICD-10 Monitor.
The number of consumers using home health technologies globally will grow from 14.3 million in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to market intelligence firm Tractica.
A telemedicine adoption model, similar to one used to compare trauma centers across the United States, was unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago last week.
More than 30 healthcare providers and organizations are supporting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to expand broadband access across the state.
Some whopping fines for HIPAA violations could be handed down later this year, according to a privacy attorney, who adds that OCR has a "significant pipeline of unprecedented settlement agreements."