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

Why the 21st Century Cures Act is unsafe legislation

The 21st Century Cures Act contains good ideas for streamlining development and evaluation of new drugs and devices, but other provisions could lead to an approval process that is less safe, according to a perspective article in The New England Journal of Medicine.

FDA issues draft guidance on UDI 'marking'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance on the "marking" feature for medical devices with a unique device identifier as part of a medical device postmarket surveillance system.

Work remains in understanding BA security risks

While business associate agreements are likely to be a bigger target of 2015 OCR HIPAA enforcement, there's a lot of work yet to be done in that area, David Szabo, a partner in the Boston office of the law firm Locke Lord LLP, tells Healthcare Info Security.

Why nursing homes should embrace HIEs

Inefficient and unclear communication between hospitals and nursing homes can complicate care, so researchers are looking to health information exchange to change that, according to research published at Applied Clinical Informatics.

Machine training future of health IT

In the next three years, the healthcare industry will have to focus as much on training machines as on training people, according to a new report from Accenture.

Online health info balances power between patients, docs

Online health information can be empowering to patients, and also shift the balance of power between patients and their doctors, according to an article at the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

La Rabida Children's Hospital CIO Vincent Vitali: Projects must fulfill business need

Technology, business and clinical leaders have to work together to prioritize their needs, Vincent Vitali, chief information officer at La Rabida Childen's Hospital in Chicago, says in an interview.

How CIOs are becoming the heart of the business

While chief information officers still get requests to fix employees' email--that's the most common request made of Massachusetts General Hospital CIO Kevin Jennings--professionals in the role increasingly are involved at the very heart of the business, according to an article at Ozy.

NASA refines robot for medical tasks

NASA has a humanoid robot aboard the International Space Station that might one day help the agency by performing medical tasks in space, guided by human hands on earth, reports Quark.

100 days to ICD-10: Where the industry stands

The implementation deadline for ICD-10 is only 100 days away, but lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to push for transition periods or an outright ban of the code set while surveys reveal that participation in testing still lags.