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+

Server outage
By Erin McCann 11:08 am March 03, 2015
A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for more than a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments.
Diabetes stamp
By Erin McCann 11:20 am February 26, 2015
Howard Wolpert, MD, has spent much of his life researching technology innovations for diabetes management. He's convinced better tools would help improve the odds in the fight against this deadly disease.
Signing contract
By Erin McCann 10:51 am February 25, 2015
There's a right way to manage third-party risks and vendor contracting, and there's the wrong way. And, too often, it's the latter. But it doesn't have to be. Here are some things your organization should keep in mind.
Ida Sim
By Erin McCann 10:20 am February 24, 2015
Think about how long four seconds is. One. Two. Three. Four. Done. It's no time at all, really. But for ischemic heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, it's more than enough time to do serious damage.
By Erin McCann 03:28 pm February 20, 2015
Google and Amazon: you just got outplayed -- at least in the security standards arena. Just this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it was adopting the first international set of privacy standards for the cloud, making it the first major cloud computing platform to do so.
Doc with money
By Erin McCann 11:02 am February 20, 2015
The $28.1 billion carrot paid out to meaningful EHR adopters to date has spurred significant EHR adoption specifically among emergency and outpatient departments, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Big data sign
By Erin McCann 11:11 am February 19, 2015
One big-name health system and a neighboring university have teamed up on a new initiative that will harness data from electronic medical records, de-identifying it and digesting it into a database that can help inform better care decisions.
Interior of building
By Erin McCann 10:24 am February 18, 2015
It turns out many healthcare organizations get more than a few things wrong about their information security frameworks.
Detective with magnifying glass
By Erin McCann 10:06 am February 16, 2015
By making patient privacy a top priority, West Virginia United Health System has tackled insider snooping head on using a variety of different strategies. It's already seen some marked success.
Capitol
By Erin McCann 11:04 am February 12, 2015
One takeaway from the ICD-10 hearing on Capitol Hill this Wednesday? The majority of healthcare stakeholders called on federal lawmakers to issue no more delays for the code set implementation start date, which is set for Oct. 1.

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