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 10:55 am July 16, 2015
Feeling down? Your smartphone will most likely know before you or your doctors do, after a recent study showed promise for an mHealth app that detects depression and monitors at-risk populations.
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
By Erin McCann 10:58 am July 13, 2015
Does your hospital permit employees to use a file-sharing app to store patients' protected health information? Better think again.
football players
By Erin McCann 09:49 pm July 09, 2015
One Florida-based health system may be in some HIPAA hot water, after one of its employees reportedly leaked an NFL player's confidential medical record and it was tweeted by an ESPN reporter.
man using binoculars
By Erin McCann 11:02 am July 09, 2015
Out of more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals, only 338 made it this year to HealthCare's Most Wired list, demonstrating some of the most advanced health IT use in the nation. Check out the full list of winners here.
doctor on video appointment
By Erin McCann 10:44 am July 08, 2015
Another bipartisan piece of legislation has been introduced in Congress that, if passed, would mean huge advancements for telehealth nationwide.
plant growing from pile of coins
By Erin McCann 10:58 am July 07, 2015
Venture capital for the digital health market is still holding its own, keeping pace with last year's "record-breaking growth," according to a new report from digital health startup accelerator Rock Health.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am July 06, 2015
Longtime collaborators Cerner and University of Missouri have re-upped for a 10-year contract that will see the five-hospital health system pushing toward new population health and patient engagement goals.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
By Erin McCann 11:15 am July 01, 2015
Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced he plans to take the company public by the end of the year.
Tech and money
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 30, 2015
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.
By Erin McCann 11:06 am June 29, 2015
In the newest payer-provider ACO partnership, UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with an eight-hospital health system to launch another accountable care organization, covering 12,300 individuals.

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