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

Report serves as a 'call to action' on bringing innovative devices to market

A report released this week by Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) focuses on why it takes so long to bring innovative devices and drugs to market.

Philly's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital turns to telemedicine to boost quality

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia is investing in virtual medical service as a means to provide care in the least-costly setting.

Med device groups: Obamacare tax puts jobs on the line

Two groups this week took aim at the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that went into effect in January 2013 as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act  in new reports painting the tax as an impediment to jobs.

FTC report on IoT calls for update to HIPAA standards

A Federal Trade Commission report on how to reduce the security and privacy risks for consumers posed by the Internet of Things has drawn criticism, even by one of the FTC's own commissioners. The report is based on a November 2013 FTC workshop.

Consumer interest in telemedicine continues to rise

In yet another survey indicating rising consumer interest in telemedicine, 75 percent of patients who have not used telemedicine are at least "moderately interested" in it, according to a new report.

Inspector General slams VA's IT oversight

More than five years after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new system to manage its IT projects, its still lacks the required discipline and accountability for effective oversight, according to a new inspector general report.

Jacob Reider to med societies: Be part of the solution to HIT progress

It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.

Telehealth early adopters lead the way as interest grows

Healthcare systems and payers increasingly are looking to learn from early adopters of telehealth to determine how they can effectively implement such services.

What non-HIPAA covered entities must know about protecting PHI

Even companies that are not HIPAA-covered entities need to know how to protect the employee health data they possess, according to attorney Susan A. Miller.

Patients increasingly open to video doctor visits

Patient acceptance of telelhealth services is growing, with 64 percent of patients recently surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of telehealth company American Well saying they are willing to consider a video chat with their doctor instead of an in-person visit.