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
Two new studies published at JAMA Internal Medicine criticize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's processes for approving medical devices.
More companies have become focused on data breach preparedness in the past year, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, though many companies remain deficient in governance and security practices that would strengthen their preparedness plans.
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would boost Accountable Care Organizations' flexibility to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring and would provide reimbursement for those services "in a manner that is financially equivalent to the furnishing of a home health visit."
Though the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to award a contract for a new scheduling system within months, that system won't be fully functional at VA facilities nationwide until 2020, reports Nextgov.
The 17 organizations taking part in the $250 million Beacon Community project each built out their data-sharing capabilities in different ways, but faced similar challenges, according to an assessment published at eGEMs.
Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.
An evaluation of the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange (HIE) program found a core value in its use for public health reporting, according to a report published at eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.
Improving the information systems provisioning process at Partners Healthcare has been about knocking down walls between teams as much as breaking down silos of information, Scott MacLean, deputy CIO and director of IS operations, writes at HealthsystemCIO.com.