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

FDA's device-approval processes under fire

Two new studies published at JAMA Internal Medicine criticize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's processes for approving medical devices.

Breach preparedness activities up in healthcare, other industries

More companies have become focused on data breach preparedness in the past year, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, though many companies remain deficient in governance and security practices that would strengthen their preparedness plans.

House bill would boost telehealth for ACOs

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would boost Accountable Care Organizations' flexibility to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring and would provide reimbursement for those services "in a manner that is financially equivalent to the furnishing of a home health visit."

New VA scheduling system won't be fully deployed until 2020

Though the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to award a contract for a new scheduling system within months, that system won't be fully functional at VA facilities nationwide until 2020, reports Nextgov.

Key lessons on building out infrastructure from Beacon Communities

The 17 organizations taking part in the $250 million Beacon Community project each built out their data-sharing capabilities in different ways, but faced similar challenges, according to an assessment published at eGEMs.

Poor interoperability a significant barrier for ACOs

Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

Public health surveillance core element for DC HIE

An evaluation of the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange (HIE) program found a core value in its use for public health reporting, according to a report published at eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

WEDI survey finds little backing for health plan identifier

Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

Digital health funding expected to reach $6.5B by 2017

Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.

Break down cultural barriers to improve information systems process

Improving the information systems provisioning process at Partners Healthcare has been about knocking down walls between teams as much as breaking down silos of information, Scott MacLean, deputy CIO and director of IS operations, writes at