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

How to make consumer engagement more than just talk

Consumer engagement is more talk than reality, but there are actions that can be taken to fix that, according to a paper from Mathematica Policy Research published in eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

Report: Ransomware attacks on med devices a real possibility in 2016

Ransomware will come to medical devices or wearables in 2016, Forrester Research predicts in a new report.

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 challenging for pediatrics

Federal mandates, such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, have brought their own challenges to pediatrics, according to Debbie Rupe, R.N., ‎Clinical Analyst at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

How big data will cause an evolution in medicine

The use of big data in healthcare will not be like flipping a switch. Rather the use of data will inform models of our understanding of disease that will evolve as they're tested and applied to individuals, according to Eric Schadt, M.D., founding director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York's Mount Sinai Health System.

Proper incentives essential to protecting health data

Misalignment of incentives can prevent healthcare organizations from committing to the proper protections of sensitive information, according to Tyler Moore, an assistant professor of cybersecurity and information assurance at the University of Tulsa.

USDA awards $23.4 million in grants to rural telemedicine projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $23.4 million in grants to 75 projects across 31 states as part of its USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, according to an announcement.

How cloud analytics-as-a-service can decipher NICU data streams

Researchers from the University of Ontario and IBM have been working on a health analytics-as-a-service framework by customizing an existing project for a neonatal intensive care unit.

Software works as 'air traffic control for patients,' improves patient flow

Bed-management visualization software and workflow changes have helped SwedishAmerican Hospital in Illinois significantly cut the time it takes to get patients from the emergency department into a bed and to get outgoing patients discharged.

More enforcement likely in second round of HIPAA audits, attorney says

The second round of HIPAA compliance audits likely will include more enforcement actions, according to Anna Spencer, a partner at law firm Sidley Austin LLP.

AMIA urges changes in quality measurement, informatics policies

The American Medical Informatics Association is urging the federal government to rethink its informatics policies as it moves to value-based payment models.