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 10:53 am August 05, 2015
The popular crowd-sourced review site Yelp is teaming up with an unlikely partner to put more healthcare facility data and reviews into the hands of the consumer.
Treating computer virus
By Erin McCann 11:13 am August 04, 2015
A pair of IT security researchers have successfully designed a worm that will break into a Mac's operating system, widely considered more impenetrable than its PC counterpart. And there are huge implications for the healthcare industry.
Servers
By Erin McCann 04:58 am August 03, 2015
Critical technologies -- including the electronic health record platform -- at a health network in Missouri went black this past week, and stayed down for 20 hours.
Social media apps on smartphone
By Erin McCann 10:57 am July 30, 2015
The contract to build and modernize the Department of Defense's EHR system went to Cerner, Leidos and Accenture on Wednesday. After the contract win was announced, social media platforms were abuzz with personal, tweet-sized commentaries and reactions to the decision that have carried over to today.
Mobile devices
By Erin McCann 11:00 am July 28, 2015
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there's finally some serious movement on that front: a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the topic.
Doc and nurse with patient
By Erin McCann 11:06 am July 24, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And what they found was more than a bit concerning when it came to costs and clinical outcomes.
Thumbs down
By Erin McCann 11:05 am July 22, 2015
When it comes to EHRs, many docs are more frustrated than ever. And they let that be known Monday at an American Medical Association Town Hall, bringing their EHR challenges and experiences to the fore.
Doc with stethoscope reaching out of laptop screen
By Erin McCann 10:54 am July 21, 2015
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director for UVA's Center for Telehealth, and David Cattell-Gordon, director of the UVA's office of telemedicine, to talk mHealth security, challenges and taking it to the next level.
UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
By Erin McCann 03:13 pm July 17, 2015
The four-hospital UCLA Health System on Friday set to work notifying 4.5 million of its patients that their protected health information has been compromised, following one of the largest HIPAA breaches ever reported.
Doctor and money illustration
By Erin McCann 11:04 am July 17, 2015
Camden Clark Medical Center had some serious financial problems. After bringing in a consulting firm that helped change care management processes and optimize IT systems, it is now on track for an $18 million improvement by year's end.

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