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

Big data from EHRs bolsters drug research

With the help of big data, researchers have discovered that the combination of two drugs can significantly lower patients' blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

HIPAA technical controls no silver bullet for securing patient data

Putting too much trust in technical controls could be a big mistake in a provider organization's security strategy, according to Jeffrey Wilson, director of information services in assurance and IT security at Albany Medical Center.

Privacy advocate Deborah Peel: Government HIT initiatives strip patients of data control

Privacy advocate Deborah Peel calls government health IT initiatives "more of the same old, same old measures to increase the spread and use" of personal data while taking control out of patients' hands.

OIG attorney outlines health documentation best practices

As the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to crack down on fraud, copying and pasting text in electronic health records remains one of the easiest ways to run into trouble, according to Felicia Heimer, a senior attorney with OIG.

Athenahealth CEO predicts 'healthcare Internet' in five years

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush foresees a "healthcare Internet" in place within five years.

How free mapping tools can shield docs from ICD-10 pain

While hospitals and other healthcare organizations have spent millions on consultants to help them transition to ICD-10, health IT developers have spurned the opportunity to insulate clinicians from having to deal with the administrative codes, according to former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider.

Bill Frist: Federal, state changes needed to advance telemedicine

Telemedicine offers the potential to address the access, cost and quality problems in the U.S. healthcare system, but requires change at the federal and state levels to do so, according to Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Health records a sticking point in debate over national data breach notification standards

Health records appear to be a big factor in why proposed data breach notification legislation has stalled.

Health IT could be a boon for U.S. exports

Health IT offers substantial potential for U.S. companies to increase exports, according to a new report released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

UCLA Health faces class-action lawsuit after breach

The breach at UCLA Health, announced last week, already has prompted a proposed class-action lawsuit.