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+

By Erin McCann 10:19 am April 09, 2014
The 2014 Boston Children's Innovators' Showcase did deliver. Introducing some 35 cutting-edge technologies and problem solving platforms, the event brought together some of the industry's brightest minds all with a very similar goal: to improve the quality of patient care.
MGMA 2013 photos
By Erin McCann 01:51 am October 09, 2013
The Medical Group Management Association annual conference, held in San Diego, drew nearly 5,000 physicians and healthcare industry professionals from across the country.
Health Datapalooza IV
By Erin McCann 09:58 am June 04, 2013
Health Datapalooza IV kicked off June 3 in Washington, D.C., and featured keynote speakers such as athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Harvard Medical School Professor Atul Gawande and UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.
By Erin McCann 05:02 pm March 26, 2013
In health IT, it's a man's world. Although women account for nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they hold a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. However, women leaders account for 45 percent of HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 hospitals and 48 percent of Stage 7 hospitals.
By Erin McCann 01:40 pm December 19, 2012
Included in the HITECH Act signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 17, 2009, was the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, which sought to promote the meaningful use (MU) of health information technology in the healthcare setting by providing monetary support to providers.
By Erin McCann 11:01 am December 17, 2012
Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry -- all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom can have little to do with age.
10 biggest HIPAA data breaches in the U.S.
By Erin McCann 09:48 am September 10, 2012
Since the 2009 Breach Notification Rule included in HITECH Act, 489 HIPAA-covered entities have reported breaches involving 500 individuals or more. View this slideshow to see a collection of the nation's biggest healthcare data breaches.

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