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 10:30 am June 13, 2012
IndiGO, an application developed by San Francisco-based Archimedes Inc., uses a patient's EHR and advanced algorithms to generate graphical analyses of that individual's health risks. The app brought its game face to the Health Data Initiative (HDI) in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, eventually walking away with a win.
By Erin McCann 10:27 am June 11, 2012
As they work to curb readmission rates and shift toward value-based reimbursement, hospitals are being slapped with big penalties that experts say are only increasing. A recent study from CipherHealth shows a mounting $1.6 billion in HCAHPS and readmission penalties facing hospitals today.
By Erin McCann 09:52 am June 08, 2012
A report released Wednesday from Boston Consulting Group shows the United States trailing behind eight countries with regard value-based care adoption, suggesting criticism of the U.S. healthcare system may be merited.
By Erin McCann 09:19 am June 07, 2012
Another cloud-based product made itself known to healthcare facilities on Wednesday. Experts say the platform will allow for efficient and affordable uploading, storing and distributing of videos on virtually any device.
By Erin McCann 04:36 pm June 05, 2012
A Forbes Insights study released Tuesday showed that, among healthcare executives, value-based purchasing (VBP) is continuing to gain favor over traditional fee-for-service reimbursement.
By Erin McCann 10:11 am June 05, 2012
An obesity application and one for nutritional literacy won the top two prizes at the Health Data and Innovation Week Code-a-Thon in Washington D.C.
By Erin McCann 09:35 am June 05, 2012
The winners of the Washington D.C. Health Data & Innovation Week Code-a-Thon were announced Tuesday. School Fit was awarded first place for developing an application that utilizes physical fitness data to monitor the health of children in public schools.
By Erin McCann 10:46 am June 04, 2012
A new pacemaker with advanced remote patient management capabilities is being used to treat patients with bradycardia, a condition in which the heart can't beat fast enough, resulting in oxygen deprivation throughout the body.
By Erin McCann 10:38 am June 01, 2012
It's about to get a bit cloudy for Walmart retail stores. Instead of bringing rain, however, these clouds are precipitating something much more promising: The retail giant announced it has gone live with cloud-based technology in its health clinics.
By Erin McCann 03:52 pm May 31, 2012
The Black Book report published on Thursday estimates that spending on health IT will triple, and quickly.

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