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 and Enterprise Apps Today. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Susan D. Hall

For healthcare tech purchases, focus on value

In the shift toward value-based care, savvy chief information officers will focus on buying effective services, not mega-expensive hardware, according to Dick Escue, CIO of Valley View Hospital in Colorado.

Teaching hospitals can provide a unique testbed for innovation

Teaching hospitals can provide the resources and environment needed to effectively test out digital innovations and bring them to market, according to an article at Harvard Business Review.

Payer consortium to help small practices switch to ICD-10

Payers have joined together to help smaller providers make the switch to ICD-10, reports ICD-10 Monitor.

2015 healthcare predictions: Growth in analytics, mobile, security risks

Big data continues to dominate the 2015 predictions for health IT from IDC Health Insights, though security plays a major role as well.

Digital health records: Toss them out and start over?

Despite the millions they've spent on digitizing medical records, many hospitals would be better off just scrapping their systems, according to an article at Hospitals & Health Networks.

Alert overload could prompt physician turnover

Primary care physicians who are dissatisfied with of electronic health record-based alert notification systems could just throw up their hands and quit if those systems are too intrusive, according to a study published at the American Journal of Managed Care.

HIT impedes physicians' ability to see more patients as insurance coverage grows

Physicians are equating the use of health IT with reduced capacity to see more patients just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is providing coverage for more Americans, a new survey finds.

VA redirects $60 million to cybersecurity efforts

In light of a recent report from the Government Accountability Office criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs' cybersecurity efforts, the agency plans to add $60 million to its information security budget.

Personalized medicine, HIEs expected to boost cloud services

The transition to personalized healthcare delivery and incentives for health information exchange are expected to significantly increase the adoption of cloud services in healthcare, according to a new Frost & Sullivan analysis.

GAO: VA's cyber protections remain inadequate

Though the Department of Veterans Affairs has taken action to address previously identified IT vulnerabilities, it has not done enough to prevent future problems, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).