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

HIE analytics platform fuels St. Joseph population health efforts

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.

Report: Lack of audit logs poses security risk for VA's electronic benefits system

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).

Kansas VA office mishandled benefit appeals data

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.

AARP: Caregivers a significant market opportunity for HIT innovators

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 joins New Jersey drug-monitoring program

New York has joined New Jersey's prescription drug monitoring program.

AMA joins IDEA Labs' efforts to boost healthcare innovation

The American Medical Association has teamed up with IDEA Labs, a student-run biotechnology accelerator, to develop new healthcare innovations.

For healthcare orgs, IT security, compliance efforts don't need to be siloed

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.

Court prevents HIE contractor from destroying data

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.

Use of data to improve care could draw more women to HIT leadership

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.

Why security requires a data-driven approach

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.