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

Radiology's future: 'Whoever has the best data wins'

Radiologists need to plan for a future where "whoever has the best data wins," according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

PCORnet project to engage health systems

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced $5 million in funding for a project to demonstrate the ability of its "network of networks," known as PCORnet, to engage health system leaders and clinicians to conduct relevant research.

The role of artificial intelligence in personalized medicine

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are using artificial intelligence in their quest to provide individualized treatments, according to a Computerworld article.

How health technology is like auto insurance

Investing in healthcare technology innovation might do more to reduce health risks than providing more people with health insurance, according to a paper published at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

How researchers cut cost, complexity for multi-site hospital studies

Virtualization technology was found to overcome some of the cost and complexity issues involved in sharing data in multi-site research networks, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Sue Schade: 4 traits of hospitals with a 'security culture'

A key piece of any healthcare organization's IT security program has to include creating a security culture, according to Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

Patient-centered medical homes need better IT tools

To serve patient-centered medical homes, health IT needs to evolve from digitized patient record repositories into interoperable electronic collaboration platforms to further care coordination, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Researchers found that individuals developed workarounds to make up for the functionality that their IT systems lack.

Health IT changes in proposed SGR fix

Identical bills submitted in the House and Senate to fix the Sustainable Growth Rate formula have strong health IT implications, including a deadline for EHR interoperability. 

Poll: Americans want health information shared easily among docs

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's very important that their critical health information can be easily shared among healthcare providers, a recent survey reveals. In addition, 87 percent of respondents oppose any fees being charged to either providers or patients for that transfer of information to take place.

Disaster supplies could soon be delivered by drone

While drone technology is still in its infancy, the machines hold the potential to effectively deliver medical supplies to disaster areas and other remote locations, according to a paper at Air Medical Journal.