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

Andrey Ostrovsky: Use of telehealth for children with special healthcare needs faces limitations [Q&A]

Telehealth can effectively provide services to children with special healthcare needs, but the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in California found it's not being used to its full potential.

Software helps Jackson Health train employees about phishing danger

With phishing attacks on the rise against healthcare organizations, Jackson Health System in Miami is preparing by better training workers to be alert.

Survey: 81 percent of C-suite execs have seen cyberattacks at their facilities

Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been the target of cyberattacks during the past two years, and only about half feel that they are adequately prepared to thwart them, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey.

FDA task force: Use network of registries to track med devices

A new report calls for the creation of a national coordinated registries network to monitor medical devices after they become commercially available.

How providers can make the most of ICD-10's specificity

Any codes that will be expanded in ICD-10 hold promise to enhance research and process improvements, and health information management specialists can help make the most all the new code set has to offer, according to American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)-approved ICD-10 trainer Cathie Wilde.

How HIMSS is working to improve patient matching

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has long been involved in efforts to improve patient matching, according to Lisa Gallagher, the organization's vice president of technology solutions.

New Texas law supports school-based telemedicine

A new law in Texas going into effect Sept. 1 will allow school-based telemedicine visits for children covered by Medicaid, reports The Texas Tribune.

OIG to VA: Online collaboration tool an insecure time-waster

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has chastised the VA for the improper use of the use of the Yammer social network, according to a recent report.

Study calls for more education about Blue Button

Blue Button can improve information-sharing between providers, but patients need more education about how it can boost care coordination, according to a study published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research.

FDA's infusion pump warning sends 'powerful message' on risk management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning to healthcare organizations to stop using a line of infusion pumps because of cybersecurity flaws is only one of the regulatory developments affecting medical device makers and pharmaceutical firms, according to attorney Anna Spencer.