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
An analytics platform built atop the state's health information exchange (HIE) allows St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, to be proactive rather than reactive in its patient care, according to an article at Healthcare IT News.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in implementing its electronic benefits management system, it failed to integrate audit logs into the project, making it impossible to detect and respond to security violations, according to a report from the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Managers at a regional Veterans Affairs office in Kansas directed staff to enter incorrect information in the appeals records of 36 veterans, though an audit was unable to determine whether this was a move to speed up the review process, according to a report from the VA Office of Inspector General.
With about 40 million Americans providing unpaid care to family members or loved ones, technology innovators could do more to help alleviate the stress and workload of that role, according to an AARP Project Catalyst report.
New York has joined New Jersey's prescription drug monitoring program.
The American Medical Association has teamed up with IDEA Labs, a student-run biotechnology accelerator, to develop new healthcare innovations.
With the rise of cyberattacks and the second round of HIPAA audits from the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights officially underway, healthcare organizations should rely on simultaneously maturing both their compliance and security strategies, according to Andrew Hicks, healthcare and life sciences practice director at risk management consulting firm Coalfire.
A federal court in Illinois has ruled against a health information exchange contractor that had planned to destroy patient data as it goes out of business, according to Law360.
The number of women in top health IT roles is growing, and the use of data to improve clinical care could help lure more women to the field, according to Health Data Management.
Healthcare organizations must take a data-driven approach when it comes to security efforts, David Severski, manager of the information security program at Seattle Children's Hospital, tells Healthcare IT News.