Kat Jercich

Kat Jercich is the Senior Editor at Healthcare IT News. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Advocate, and others. Previously, she was Vice President and Managing Editor at Rewire.News.

By Kat Jercich 12:47 pm July 13, 2020
Plaintiffs allege that the telehealth giant contracted with a third-party telemarketer that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
By Kat Jercich 09:43 am July 13, 2020
A recent survey found that three-quarters of patients said they were very or completely satisfied with the virtual care they'd received, but many left the visit without understanding the next steps.
By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm July 10, 2020
A blog post published in Health Affairs outlines a framework for tracking the effectiveness of stakeholder behavior in response to ONC data-sharing rules.   
By Kat Jercich 01:40 pm July 09, 2020
A new JAMIA study suggests it's possible to protect sensitive patient data while developing models to ultimately optimize care.

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By Kat Jercich 09:15 am July 09, 2020
Providers who e-prescribe birth control through apps and online pharmacies doubt the decision will significantly affect their practices, but they say the mandate is harmful for those who need contraception.
By Kat Jercich 05:37 pm July 08, 2020
The new preview feature can associate words or phrases in unstructured text with semantic entities, such as symptom, diagnosis and medication dosage.
By Kat Jercich 09:22 am July 08, 2020
Patients have generally gone to their doctor's offices to obtain remote monitoring devices – but the pandemic is proving they don't have to.

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By Kat Jercich 12:41 pm July 07, 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also announced it would give $450 million to the biotech company Regeneron to manufacture and supply the company's antibody treatment.  
By Kat Jercich 02:36 pm July 06, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found that the majority of centers used a combination of electronic and paper methods to manage client health information in 2017.
By Kat Jercich 09:27 am July 06, 2020
It's more important than ever for providers to communicate with patients and their families, speaking honestly about what to expect from end-of-life care, say experts.

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