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+

Tug of war
By Erin McCann 03:54 pm March 18, 2015
Some comments made by Epic's head of interoperability in a Senate HELP Committee Tuesday have triggered members of the CommonWell Health Alliance to fire back at the Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant.
By Erin McCann 10:29 am March 18, 2015
It's been almost six years since the Senate HELP Committee has revisited EHRs and interoperability, and at a hearing Tuesday there was one overarching theme among industry stakeholders: That talk is long past due.
Error icon on screen
By Erin McCann 11:11 am March 16, 2015
A staggering 400,000 people are estimated to die each year due to medical errors. A big part of the blame, say nurses in a new survey, lies with poor interoperability between medical devices and IT.
Security breach laptop
By Erin McCann 11:01 am March 12, 2015
Healthcare IT News has created a searchable and sortable accounting of HIPAA breaches, using Department of Health and Human Services data. Check out the list, which includes 1,149 reported breaches compromising the protected health information of more than 41 million people.
Duke Hospital
By Erin McCann 08:04 am March 12, 2015
Having found that HealthKit "works as seamlessly as we hoped," thus far, the early adopter anticipates Apple's platform could ultimately have big implications for multiple disease states.
By Erin McCann 10:17 am March 11, 2015
Hospital readmissions cost healthcare organizations a pretty penny – a $41.3 billion penny annually, in fact. And with hospitals watching their balance sheets more than ever, it's something to pay close attention to. Ricky Bloomfield, MD, is one of those people charged with the task by utilizing mHealth technologies. And with Apple's HealthKit,...
Busy doctors
By Erin McCann 10:04 am March 11, 2015
Healthcare providers will now have the option of participating in an even higher risk accountable care organization, one that could yield higher returns than any other CMS program.
By Erin McCann 11:23 am March 10, 2015
Nurses at a California hospital are asking state officials to investigate the failure of the hospital's electronic medical record system, an incident they said led to the closure of its emergency room and compromised patient safety.
St. Mary's Medical Center
By Erin McCann 11:07 am March 09, 2015
Think healthcare is not a target for cyberattacks? Think again. Following a pattern of increasing attack frequency, one Indiana-based hospital is the newest target, after hackers swiped the personal data of thousands.
Vintage fax
By Erin McCann 05:42 pm March 03, 2015
Don't count fax out of the healthcare picture quite yet. With a few 21st century updates and a little adaptation, what many thought would soon be an outmoded technology is proving its staying power.

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