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+

doctor and elderly patient on iPad
By Erin McCann 08:13 pm April 12, 2015
If you request a copy of your medical records, chances are it won't take long to find a mistake -- a mistake that could cost you big time down the road.
Social Security cards
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 10, 2015
A Florida healthcare worker has been indicted by a U.S. district court for swiping the Social Security numbers and personal data of some 9,000 patients and using them for fraudulent purposes.
Global IT connections
By Erin McCann 11:09 am April 08, 2015
If you've ever wondered where data goes once it's stolen or how many cybercriminals view and download the information worldwide, there's finally an answer. A hint? The numbers are staggering.
Stressed doctor
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 06, 2015
WEDI's newest survey of ICD-10 readiness among providers, vendors and health plans is out. And the progress report is not as promising as officials had hoped.
GE building
By Erin McCann 07:53 am April 06, 2015
The company's focus at HIMSS15 will be on financial risk management and getting clinical data from provider groups for help with Medicare payments.
Illustration of devices and social media icons
By Erin McCann 10:58 am April 03, 2015
When CMS dropped the Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule March 20, industry response wasn't immediate. But now it's sinking in, and many have gone to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's our roundup.
detective
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 01, 2015
The Office of Inspector General is once again calling out CMS for failing to adequately address fraud vulnerabilities in electronic health records.
By Erin McCann 11:12 am March 31, 2015
The Texas-based electronic medical record company announced March 31 it has been acquired by a private investment firm and is slated to merge with a developer of revenue cycle management technology.
Men and woman with laptops
By Erin McCann 11:16 am March 30, 2015
When talking about the gender discrimination problem in healthcare (and there's a big one), it's best to listen to the people experiencing it: women. They're speaking up, with nearly half of them citing gender bias hurdles that have held them back professionally.
IBM
By Erin McCann 11:05 am March 20, 2015
A cloud-based EHR company in Florida is getting a venture capital boost after IBM announced it was making an investment. One plan is to build off its platforms, including a real-time clinical decision support app powered by Watson.

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