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 11:01 am September 21, 2015
As part of our 2015 EHR Satisfaction Survey, we reached out to Healthcare IT News readers to find out what they liked -- but heard just as often about what they disliked about their EHR systems.
By Erin McCann 10:04 am July 14, 2015
This year, only six health systems in the nation earned the designation "Most Wired Advanced," from H&HN, demonstrating leading-edge data security, advanced analytics, patient safety initiatives and overall implementation of IT systems.
By Erin McCann 09:48 am March 17, 2015
The numbers are scary. Healthcare providers and payers, together with their business associates, are still failing to protect patient privacy and ensure the security of their personal health information.
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By Erin McCann 10:51 am December 29, 2014
Nearly 20,000 Ebola cases have been confirmed, with more than 7,588 people having died from the deadly virus. The first U.S. Ebola case, however, put one hospital in the spotlight, facing harsh criticism over how it both handled the case and wrongly pointed fingers at the hospital electronic health record.
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By Erin McCann 10:13 am December 26, 2014
Since 2009, nearly 42 million people have had their protected health information compromised in HIPAA privacy and security breaches, with each year showing again and again: Healthcare covered entities and their business associates still fail to safeguard patients' protected health information. And this year proved no exception.
By Erin McCann 07:31 am September 17, 2014
The 9th annual National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., this week with some big names taking the stage. The overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
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By Erin McCann 12:44 pm August 01, 2014
Ask anyone. EHR rollouts are no walk in the park. They're expensive. They're time consuming. And, for many healthcare organizations, they raise critical safety concerns, can lead to huge budget deficits, C-suite resignations and plummeting staff morale. Here's a look at some recent high-profile implementation snafus.
By Erin McCann 09:33 am July 10, 2014
Hospital and Health Networks has named its 2014 'Most Wired' hospitals, and this year, they've set apart 20 hospitals that have gone above and beyond being the most wired.
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By Erin McCann 10:45 am May 30, 2014
Although women account for nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they hold only a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide.
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By Erin McCann 06:41 am May 23, 2014
Since 2009, when the HIPAA breach notification requirement took effect, nearly 31.4 million people have had their protected health information compromised in privacy and security breaches.

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