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 09:36 am June 27, 2012
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has agreed to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to settle possible violations of the HIPAA Security Rule, making it the second largest settlement for HIPAA violations to date.
By Erin McCann 10:10 am June 26, 2012
The thriving telemedicine market hasn't shown signs of abating any time soon, according to a new report by Companies & Markets. The report shows that in 2011, the global telemedicine monitoring market reached a value of $736 million and, according to officials, is poised to increase to $2.5 billion by 2018.
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 25, 2012
The technology takeover has begun, and physicians nationwide are acclimating one step at a time, a new physician survey reveals. Laptop, smartphone and iPad usage is increasingly common among U.S. physicians, but the report finds old-fashioned methods of communication continuing to stand their ground.
By Erin McCann 12:33 pm June 20, 2012
With a $26 million government Health Care Innovation Award in hand, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees will hire Patient Family Activators (PFAs), who will assume roles of patient advocate, assisting the patient with care choices and engaging them in a shared decision-making process.
By Erin McCann 09:59 am June 20, 2012
With a $26 million government Health Care Innovation Award in hand, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees will hire Patient Family Activators (PFAs), who will assume roles of patient advocate, assisting the patient with care choices and engaging them in a shared decision-making process.
By Erin McCann 11:09 am June 19, 2012
HHS officials are slated to outline both progress and barriers of building a digitized national health system, in an event on Tuesday.
By Erin McCann 10:21 am June 19, 2012
Eighty-two healthcare providers from across the country will be recognized for their successful implementation of electronic health record (EHR) technology at Tuesday's White House Health IT Town Hall in Washington, DC.
By Erin McCann 10:46 am June 18, 2012
Remote patient monitoring is continuing to live up to its expectations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, officials announced on Monday. The center saw a decline in length-of-stay and mortality rates, and recognized an estimated $1.4 million in annual savings on one floor alone after implementing post-surgical monitoring technology.
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 15, 2012
California physicians are finding themselves cornered in an EHR catch-22, a new report finds. The data shows that although a majority of the state's physicians now use EHRs -- technology pushed by the federal government -- most of the implemented systems fail to meet new federal meaningful use requirements.
By Erin McCann 10:24 am June 14, 2012
Physicians remain concerned over the future of U.S. healthcare, a new survey reveals. Among the findings, most physicians believe EHRs and the ACA will adversely affect the quality of patient care, and nearly two-thirds anticipate that quality of healthcare will worsen over the next five years.

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