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

Telemedicine effective for assessing seriously ill children

Doctors' assessment of seriously ill children through telemedicine was similar to bedside evaluations, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

Report: VA computer glitch canceled patient orders

A computer glitch that arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs switched to ICD-10 last October canceled a large number of patient consults and procedure orders, reports DisabledVeterans.org.

The OpenNotes movement: What comes next

After a recent $10 million infusion of cash into the OpenNotes movement, a post on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation blog outlines the path forward over the next three years.

Medicare's telehealth, remote monitoring reimbursement changes could save $1.8B

Three Medicaid reimbursement policy changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring would save the federal government $1.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new report by consultancy Avalere Health.

On-demand healthcare investment expected to reach $1B in 2017

Investment in on-demand healthcare companies--those that provide local near-real-time and 24/7 services--is expected to quadruple to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to Accenture research.

HHS: Privacy laws don't bar fraud victims from seeing thieves' medical data

People who have their identities stolen have the right to review and correct their own medical records--including taking a look at medical records of the thieves themselves, the Obama administration has said.

Medical device security research on the upswing

Healthcare professionals should look for an uptick in cybersecurity research for medical devices during 2016, security researcher Billy Rios says in an interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity.

NIST seeks vendor partners to work on wireless infusion pump security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for vendor partners to work on an example solution to securing wireless medical infusion pumps, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

Report: Hacking led to 98 percent of breaches in 2015

Hacking is at the top of the list of sources of healthcare data leaks in 2015, according to a Bitglass report; hacking accounted for 98 percent of breaches last year.

How to design a hospital with health IT in mind

Building a new all-digital hospital in Los Angeles county required creating a vision, selecting technologies that supported that vision and staying laser-focused on the goal, according to an article at Healthcare Dive.