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 11:05 am August 27, 2015
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case might have put protected health information at serious risk.
Signing contract
By Erin McCann 10:50 am August 25, 2015
One cloud-based EHR company has just inked its 600th partnership deal, one of the newest being with big-name clinical lab startup Theranos.
Doctors with laptop
By Erin McCann 11:02 am August 24, 2015
Five more Cerner clients have agreed to tap CommonWell Health Alliance's interoperability services, the trade association announced Monday.
Snooping employees
By Erin McCann 11:03 am August 21, 2015
What happens when a healthcare organization's employees are found to have been inappropriately accessing patient medical records? The actions of one health system might serve as an example.
Startup concept illustration
By Erin McCann 10:54 am August 19, 2015
Despite digital health's record breaking VC growth last year -- and more recent reports showing it hasn't slowed down in 2015 either -- the percentage of these startups that actually make it might surprise you.
Letters
By Erin McCann 10:56 am August 18, 2015
A state health agency is mailing out HIPAA breach notification letters after a technical glitch sent out letters containing protected health information to the wrong recipients.
justice scale
By Erin McCann 11:01 am August 17, 2015
An appellate court has cleared Advocate Medical Group of wrongdoing in a class action lawsuit alleging the organization failed to protect patient data following a massive HIPAA data breach.
empty doctor's office
By Erin McCann 11:10 am August 14, 2015
Researchers at University of Washington Tacoma have developed a machine-learning predictive analytics tool that forecasts with 82 percent accuracy the probability a patient will be readmitted within 30 days.
Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Luke Pinneo
By Erin McCann 11:08 am August 11, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has taken the next step to integrate its health information systems and records after tapping an interoperability platform to make it happen.
Digital data
By Erin McCann 10:58 am August 05, 2015
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet another "sophisticated cyberattack."

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