Erin McCann

Erin McCann is Managing Editor at Healthcare IT News. She covers healthcare privacy and security, meaningful use, ambulatory care and healthcare policy. Follow Erin on Twitter @EMcCannHITN and Google+

Michael Dell
By Erin McCann 10:55 am October 12, 2015
In one of the largest technology mergers in history, Dell announced Monday that it has inked a deal to acquire cloud computing and big data company EMC Corporation.
Stethoscope key on keyboard
By Erin McCann 10:53 am October 08, 2015
In case you forgot, allow a new OIG alert to remind you: Healthcare providers and EHR vendors who engage in information blocking might get in serious trouble with federal anti-kickback laws.
U.S. Capitol
By Erin McCann 05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.
Man typing on keyboard
By Erin McCann 11:03 am October 06, 2015
To all the healthcare info security folks out there: You may have a big trust issue on your hands. As, according to a new survey, the lion's share of adults are seriously worried you're not keeping their health data safe from hackers.
UPMC
By Erin McCann 10:08 am October 01, 2015
Looking to slash your readmission rates using big data but not sure where to start? It's best to hear the stories from the folks who have done it successfully. UPMC's analytics team is ahead of the curve.
Shield with computer code
By Erin McCann 10:18 am September 30, 2015
Think you've seen a lot of intrusion attempts and malware at your hospital? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates some 1,700 hospitals and healthcare facilities, reported more than 235 million blocked intrusion attempts just for the month of August.
$100 bill
By Erin McCann 11:10 am September 29, 2015
A group of individuals has slapped two D.C. hospitals with a class action lawsuit, alleging that their charges for requesting medical records -- ranging from $1,168 to $2,500 -- violate state and federal regulations.
wallet full of money
By Erin McCann 10:59 am September 24, 2015
Medical practices across the U.S. are now spending a lot more on technology this year, up nearly 34 percent from four years ago, according to a new MGMA report.
Website
By Erin McCann 11:02 am September 23, 2015
An insurance claims management company that reportedly failed to encrypt its data is in hot water after an IT professional uncovered detailed medical records of some 1.5 million people from its database online.
Chanin Wendling
By Erin McCann 06:59 am September 22, 2015
Looking to move forward with a patient engagement initiative? Best to talk with the folks who have been ahead of the game for some time. Geisinger Health System's Chanin Wendling is one of those people.

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