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
Community health providers in New Mexico will consult weekly on complex cases with mental health experts through videoconferencing under an expansion of the successful rural telemedicine program Project ECHO.
Wider implementation of available technology, such as mobile applications and web portals, could improve care coordination for children with complex chronic conditions, according to a report published this week by the Verizon Foundation and Boston Children's Hospital.
Urbanites are twice as likely as those in rural areas to take part in telemedicine, though participation rates for both remain low, according to a report on broadband use released by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Researchers at Saint Louis University have developed a way to screen for previously unknown viruses. Their technique involves next-generation genetic sequencing approach called transcriptome subtraction, according to an article published at Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
By one estimate, 1.8 million patients will be treated via telehealth worldwide by 2017, a sign of the growing acceptance of remote medical services. But as with any emerging trend, there remains much to be worked out. To that end, René Y. Quashie, senior counsel in the healthcare and life sciences practice at law firm Epstein Becker Green, writes in a blog post at Lexology of telehealth issues that should keep healthcare leaders awake at night.
Much work remains to be done before genetic content can effectively be incorporated into electronic health records, research from the University of Wisconsin concludes.
England is launching an extensive cancer database tracking all 350,000 new tumors detected each year as well as 11 million historical records going back as far as 30 years, in an attempt to advance personalized medicine.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has released a 42-page IT framework to help organizations as they shift to accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Urban pediatric clinics could better communicate with hard-to-reach populations through use of digital technologies, including email and smartphones, according to a study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.