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 10:58 am June 10, 2015
The nation's largest drugstore chain is set to expand its telehealth footprint, broadening its deployment of the MDLIVE platform and providing virtual doc visits to 25 states by year's end.
By Erin McCann 11:04 am June 09, 2015
U.S. lawmakers are making their third attempt in just over a month to tweak ICD-10 with new legislation.
By Erin McCann 10:51 am June 05, 2015
In what may be a scientific breakthrough, researchers have developed an experimental new blood test that can identify virtually every virus to which an individual has been exposed. Its pilot phase showed people testing positive for an average of 10 virus species.
By Erin McCann 06:10 pm June 02, 2015
Take it from someone who's spent 41 years of his career as a mathematician, cryptographer and technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency: Healthcare is hugely vulnerable to cybercrime, and that's a fact providers need to quickly come to terms with.
Health IT analytics
By Erin McCann 10:30 am June 02, 2015
This first part may sting a bit: To those healthcare organizations in the beginning stages of rolling out a data analytics program, chances are you're going to do it completely and utterly wrong.
Computer code and shield
By Erin McCann 11:01 am June 01, 2015
What happens when a health system with liability insurance fails to secure protected health information of its patients and is hit with a $4.13 million class action settlement for it?
Doctor at computer
By Erin McCann 09:42 am May 28, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive payments to hospitals and providers who have attested to meaningful use as of March 2015. Which platforms were used for attestation? We have some helpful charts that break it down for you.
By Erin McCann 11:02 am May 27, 2015
A two-hospital health system in Indiana is notifying its patients that their protected health information and Social Security numbers have been compromised following a phishing attack. What's more, cyberattackers were able to swipe data unchecked for more than a year.
By Erin McCann 10:28 am May 27, 2015
Two members of Congress are proposing a bill that would eliminate even more barriers for veterans receiving telemedicine care.
Doc and tablet
By Erin McCann 11:00 am May 22, 2015
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital, but there are also some serious questions to consider.

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