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+

Pop health
By Erin McCann 10:52 am June 29, 2015
The LGBTQ community is the focus of a new study that will tap Apple's clinical research platform as a tool to identify health disparities.
The Sequoia Project
By Erin McCann 09:37 am June 25, 2015
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that, thanks to the broadening scope of its activities, it is rebranding itself as The Sequoia Project.
Global IT connections
By Erin McCann 04:28 pm June 24, 2015
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the military alliance better respond to global disasters.
By Erin McCann 10:57 am June 23, 2015
For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, listen up: You're going to be left behind. From the "platform revolution" to the "Internet of me," a new Accenture report sees IT fundamentally reshaping the industry in the years ahead.
By Erin McCann 10:53 am June 22, 2015
A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court.
Magnifying glass on keyboard
By Erin McCann 10:37 am June 22, 2015
A former employee at a major New York health system has been indicted, along with seven others, for stealing personal data of 12,000 patients, enabling more than $50,000 in fraud.
hacker at computer
By Erin McCann 10:06 pm June 17, 2015
The lion's share of medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve the crime. What's more, about 50 percent of consumers say they would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records.
illustration of ocean waves
By Erin McCann 10:59 am June 15, 2015
In the 1990s, it was the Internet. In the early 2000s, it was about mobility. Now, it's the era of "living services," according to a new Accenture report, which sees healthcare soon providing a "new wave of transformative digital services."
By Erin McCann 10:43 am June 12, 2015
A Texas state agency has come forward to notify its Medicaid recipients that due to security shortfalls, their Social Security numbers and protected health information became accessible on the Internet.
Toronto photo by Benson Kua via Wikipedia
By Erin McCann 10:58 am June 11, 2015
Following several "high profile" healthcare data breaches, the health minister of one Canadian providence has promised to make patient privacy more of a priority by doubling the fines for a healthcare breach. Could the U.S. take note and follow suit?

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