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

Healthcare takes cautious approach to new technology

Early adopters of technology are more likely to lead in revenue growth and market position, according to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and sponsored by Verizon, though healthcare tends to take a cautious approach.

AHIMA's Bowman to docs: Don't fear ICD-10

Despite all the grumbling about the switch to ICD-10, physicians find it more natural to the way they practice, Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at the American Health Information Management Association, said in an interview at Healthcare Informatics.

Telemedicine call center helps reduce cardiac readmissions

Telemedicine helped reduce the rate of readmissions among patients after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to new research published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.

ONC survey: Nearly half of patients given online access to records use it

For providers fretting over the patient engagement requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2), a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should offer some encouragement.

As funding ends, sustainability plan vital to i2b2 project

Developing a sustainability model for the Integrating Biology and the Bedside project, or i2b2, should be a national priority as federal funding comes to an end, according to an article published this month in eGEMS.

HIMSS to Congress: 3 actions to improve health IT

HIMSS has presented three "Congressional Asks"--formal requests to Congress to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.

Ebola scare, HAI crackdown to boost sales of infection-control software

U.S. hospitals say they're not prepared to treat a deadly infection like Ebola, and while they've put infection-control technology on the back burner, that's quickly changing, according to a survey from Black Book.

Researchers: Use evidence to create an effective big data health policy

Though big data offers the potential to improve healthcare and cut costs, developing winning public policy will require making the case with real-life examples showing how data-sharing led to improvements, according to a new Health Affairs article.

Implementation of Web portal delays HIPAA audits

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has delayed its second round of HIPAA audits while it works to get a web portal up and running through which entities can submit information.

Asynchronous virtual visits adept for routine care

Asynchronous virtual visits are allowing clinics associated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to keep tabs on chronic-care patients while freeing physicians to spend time on sicker ones.