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+

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By Erin McCann 11:30 am September 18, 2015
How satisfied are you with your EHR? In Healthcare IT News' first annual EHR Satisfaction Survey, we asked our readers to rank their vendors across nine different metrics, from user experience to interoperability. The results may surprise you.
FBI headquarters
By Erin McCann 10:57 am September 16, 2015
When the Federal Bureau of Investigation issues an alert to healthcare organizations and others warning of the serious cyber risks presented by the Internet of Things, it's probably best to pay attention.
St. Paul, Minnesota
By Erin McCann 11:00 am September 11, 2015
Officials at St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M Health Information Systems announced this week that they were strongly considering putting its health IT business up for sale.
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By Erin McCann 11:01 am September 10, 2015
Hackers had unfettered access to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's information systems for more than a year and a half before the health plan even noticed the cyberattack had occurred.
Error screen
By Erin McCann 10:49 am September 09, 2015
Is your electronic health record ONC-certified? Turns out, even if your EHR vendor and product is "certified" as meeting certain usability requirements, they might not actually be doing so, according to new analysis.
Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City
By Erin McCann 11:04 am September 04, 2015
Plaintiffs who slapped Sony Pictures with a class action lawsuit after their detailed medical records were swiped in a cyberattack have finally reached an agreement on a proposed settlement.
Computer code and lock
By Erin McCann 10:59 am September 02, 2015
Healthcare security folks, listen up: Failing to encrypt portable devices and laptops containing patient data could result in a serious HIPAA fine, as one Indiana-based health group can now attest.
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By Erin McCann 12:54 pm September 01, 2015
Data security isn't what it used to be. With today's threat landscape, the stereotypically introverted, more-into-computers-than-people techie isn't going to cut it as CISO. And there are plenty of people who will tell you why.
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By Erin McCann 12:38 pm September 01, 2015
Here's a tall task: overseeing identity access management for a 163-hospital health system that spans 20 states and the U.K. But despite the myriad challenges, HCA's Bobby Stokes is ahead of the game. He has a few tips.
Magnifying glass on laptop
By Erin McCann 11:10 am August 28, 2015
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft.

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