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+

Phoebe Putney Team
By Erin McCann 03:15 am November 02, 2015
Resources don't necessarily come all that freely for a rural health system like Phoebe Putney Health System, situated in southwest Georgia.
By Erin McCann 02:50 am November 02, 2015
Mike Maksymow recalls one of his first team meetings after taking the reins as CIO at Beebe.
By Erin McCann 11:06 am October 22, 2015
By tapping patient flow tools in its IT systems and implementing a Lean management approach, one healthcare system slashed its wait times for hospital beds, even as admissions increased nearly 30 percent, according to a new case study.
Person with Apple Watch
By Erin McCann 11:03 am October 19, 2015
What's quite possibly the biggest market opportunity in the digital health arena? As a new Rock Health report suggests: it's consumer engagement. And it's going to bring big things to healthcare.
By Erin McCann 03:11 pm October 16, 2015
"Bringing secure, identity-validated, Direct health information exchange to these federal agencies is a major milestone in this country's journey toward full national interoperability of our health IT systems."
Digital caduceus
By Erin McCann 10:59 am October 16, 2015
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS' Indian Health Services division have become the first federal agencies to earn DirectTrust accreditation, officials announced late this week.
By Erin McCann 11:05 am October 14, 2015
When it comes to identity access management, most hospitals and healthcare providers are doing it all wrong. Or so says a new report that finds generally lax rules around who can access patient data and how.
Meredith Phillips
By Erin McCann 08:00 am October 14, 2015
After Henry Ford reported three HIPAA breaches back in 2010 and 2011, involving theft or loss of unencrypted devices or computers, it realized something big had to happen.
Connie Barerra
By Erin McCann 08:00 am October 14, 2015
'You can have the most stellar security team, and if they're in that dark room behind locked doors, never really seen and never interacted with people, that's a problem.'
Social media icons on smartphone
By Erin McCann 10:56 am October 13, 2015
Mining patients' social media data could provide enormous insight into overall health outcomes, according to a new study conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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