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

Sensor-based measurement can help boost healthcare teamwork

Sensor-based measurement holds the potential to shed light on ways to improve teamwork in healthcare, but a range of issues have to be worked out, according to a literature review published at JAMIA.

Study backs importance of robust analytics infrastructure for ACOs

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal Academic Medicine.

Stress health IT's role in care innovation, not adoption

Rather than stressing adoption of health IT, the industry should be focused on how technology can be part of innovative new strategies to improve care, according to a Health Affairs blog post.

HIT workers find jobs meaningful and challenging, but pay lags

Healthcare IT workers tend to be pretty happy with their jobs, though not necessarily with their salaries, according to a survey from consulting and staffing firm Healthcare IT Leaders.

Health data aggregation poses privacy concerns

Aggregation of consumer health data holds the potential to improve healthcare, but raises issues about patient privacy, according a California HealthCare Foundation report.

Technology aids in care for undiagnosed hypertension

Technology-based screenings and in-person follow-ups reduced patients' risk of having undiagnosed hypertension over a 30-month period by more than 72 percent, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine.

3 lessons for big data success in healthcare

Too often organizations rush into big data projects without keeping an eye on the big picture, Booz Allen Hamilton's Steven Escaravage and Joachim Roski write in a Health Affairs Blog post.

Secure messaging linked to more in-person visits

Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the Annals of Family Medicine.

Disconnect between new technologies and triple aim

Few digital health technologies simultaneously emphasize all three components of the "triple aim"--researchers found few technologies that addressed quality, cost and patient experience.  

Path forward for NIH big data initiative will be challenging, researchers say

How to create better value from the data contained in electronic health records is just one of the challenges the National Institutes of Health is diving into with its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.