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 08:30 am July 10, 2012
Amidst an epoch of rising medical costs and heightened scrutiny towards excess healthcare spending, the U.S. government has responded by encouraging healthcare providers to tighten those proverbial belts while also improving upon the quality of patient care.
By Erin McCann 08:24 am July 10, 2012
A new accountable care network (ACN) is in town. Putting health information technology to work, the network – organized by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) – aims to reduce hospital readmissions and improve quality of care for chronically ill patients.
By Erin McCann 10:32 am July 09, 2012
The Adams Memorial Hospital announced Monday that it has become the first rural hospital in Indiana to utilize electronic messaging through the Direct Project.
By Erin McCann 09:21 am July 09, 2012
With the highest mortality rate in healthcare and costing hospitals an estimated $180 billion each year, intensive care units (ICUs) are established regulars in the health IT reform spotlight.
By Erin McCann 10:33 am July 06, 2012
Officials at EvergreenHealth Medical Center have announced a partnership with Microsoft to provide patients with a free Web-based tool to store vital emergency health information in a secure and accessible central location.
By Erin McCann 10:47 am July 05, 2012
A new report estimates that cloud computing use will skyrocket in healthcare, but healthcare organizations embracing the model will face obstacles along the way.
By Erin McCann 09:57 am July 05, 2012
A majority of physician leaders are on board with the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling, according to a poll announced on Thursday. More than 60 percent of physicians who lead hospitals, health systems and large group practices said they agreed with the high court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
By Erin McCann 04:03 pm July 02, 2012
Video may have killed the radio star, but the cloud is expected to rain on its parade, according to a new July report by MarketsandMarkets. Report authors announced Monday that the global healthcare cloud computing market is projected to precipitate a value of more than $5.4 billion by 2017.
By Erin McCann 10:44 am July 02, 2012
California state officials are poised to weaken the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, which gives patients the right to take legal action against a healthcare provider for medical records released without permission. This despite the fact that the law is supported by 77 percent of voters.
By Erin McCann 10:35 am June 29, 2012
A new Kalorama report finds that the the medical device industry may be feeling significantly more feverish after the recent Supreme Court healthcare ruling, as the industry will now face additional costs due to a tax provision included in the act that is slated to take effect next year.

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