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

How the VA addresses medical device security

The Department of Veterans Affairs uses a two-pronged "defense in depth" strategy to secure its systems, including its networked medical devices, according to CIO Stephen Warren.

Telemedicine docs prescribe more broad-spectrum antibiotics

While patients treated for an acute respiratory infection were as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic whether treated by telemedicine or in person, those who saw a doctor virtually were more likely to be prescribed a broad-spectrum antibiotic, according to a study from Rand Corp. published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Organizations vary in ability to use CDS to cut malpractice risk

Healthcare providers vary widely in their ability to use clinical decision support tools to assess malpractice risks, according to research published online Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

USDA taking grant applications for telemedicine projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the $19 million it plans to award through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program.

Health providers lack IT infrastructure roadmap

The lack of a holistic digital healthcare strategy means the adoption of connected healthcare infrastructure is not uniform across the world, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

4 factors impacting quality in health data warehouses

The frequency and method for updating a data warehouse, start date and the dynamic nature of data in the source electronic health record all affect the quality of information used for research and quality initiatives, according to a study from the Cleveland Clinic.

Pediatric telemedicine program with rural EDs nets savings

A pediatric telemedicine program can improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction while also saving money, according to new research from the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital.

In-person consult mandates provide hurdles to telemedicine

New state laws could have a "chilling effect" on the adoption of telemedicine.

HIT Standards Committee reorganization met with opposition

The Office of the National Coordinator plans to replace the Health IT Standards Committee's standing workgroup structure with targeted, time-limited task forces at the end of June. It's a move that doesn't sit well with some committee members.

AHA raises concerns about interoperability provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

The American Hospital Association expressed concerns about the interoperability provisions in the 21st Century Cures legislation in a letter sent to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.