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

Articles by Susan D. Hall

University of Utah uses software to drive quality improvement

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center touts success with a value-improvement framework that uses software to assess direct costs of patient care as part of quality improvement efforts. It discusses the experience in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

CMS to invest $114 million to boost rural ACOs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is making $114 million available to encourage Accountable Care Organizations in rural and underserved areas to take on greater financial risk.

Research data warehouse project shows promise, but issues remain

Health researchers highlight some vital lessons from building a data warehouse to help care for safety net populations in a paper at eGEMS. The Community Health Applied Research Network, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, organized 18 community health centers (CHCs) into four research nodes, each with an academic partner, aimed at furthering patient-centered outcomes research.

ICD-10 would help US better track Ebola

If Congress had not pushed back the deadline for implementing ICD-10 last spring, the United States now would have a specific code for tracking Ebola, according to an infographic from the Coalition for ICD-10 published at HIT Consultant.

OCR scrutiny expected for use of PHI for marketing

Attorney Brad Rostolsky expects the Office for Civil Rights to expand HIPAA enforcement to areas including inappropriate sale of protected health information for marketing.

HIMSS seeks specific guidance from NIST on cybersecurity framework

The healthcare industry needs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to get specific about how to implement its cybersecurity framework, HIMSS writes in a letter to NIST Acting Director Dr. Willie E. May.

FDA's Schwartz: Devices without vendor support 'enormous challenge' for cybersecurity

Medical devices no longer supported by the manufacturer present "an enormous challenge," the FDA's Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., tells HealthcareInfoSecurity.com in an interview.

VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.

Majority say government best option to lead interoperability push

Better interoperability will be a primary driver for improving fiscal and clinical outcomes in healthcare, according to a survey by research firm peer60, while a bare majority said government involvement will be the best way to achieve it.

Interoperability remains a barrier for health data exchange organizations

Echoing previous surveys, eHealth Initiative's latest poll of health data exchange organizations finds them struggling with interoperability issues.