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 10:38 am May 23, 2012
Self-monitoring medical devices utlized by the consumer, rather than those used in a managed telehealth setting, will provide the largest market for wireless health technologies, IMS Research officials say. An estimated 50 million wireless health devices will be distributed for consumer monitoring applications over the next five years.
By Erin McCann 10:10 am May 22, 2012
Bluetooth-capable stethoscopes, allowing doctors to hear heart sounds from across the country, are just one innovation Saint Vincent Health System is using in its new telehealth network, which has reduced hospital readmissions and generated a 100 percent ROI in less than two months, officials say.
By Erin McCann 10:17 am May 21, 2012
The state of Oregon is joining the burgeoning number of health information exchanges across the country, with the implementation of CareAccord, a statewide HIE officials say will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.
By Erin McCann 09:49 am May 17, 2012
Health Level Seven International (HL7) announced the inception of its pilot membership program and launched a website aimed at increasing caregivers' participation in the development of electronic health record (EHR) standards.
By Erin McCann 06:00 am May 17, 2012
By the end of 2011, 58 percent of office-based physicians were using e-prescribing, with solo practitioners contributing the most significant growth, according to Surescripts, which released today "The National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare Year 2011."
By Erin McCann 11:06 am May 16, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 155,000 jobs were added to the economy last month, with the healthcare industry alone responsible for 19,000 of these newly added positions.
By Erin McCann 11:00 am May 15, 2012
The North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership on Monday announced its collaboration with Orion Health on a regional health information exchange.

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