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.

Woman looking at VPN on her phone
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
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By Kat Jercich 12:40 pm September 24, 2020
From "outlawed" buzzwords to frustratingly defeatist attitudes, servers on the fritz to budgets in disarray, more than a dozen health IT pros tell us their least favorite turns of phrase.
Epic sign
By Kat Jercich 04:33 pm September 23, 2020
Connect Rx Wisconsin won $1 million earlier this month to create an integrated network of healthcare and social service systems across Dane County, home to Epic's campus headquarters.
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By Kat Jercich 12:55 pm September 23, 2020
The company also announced that Epic will be the first system to integrate its EHR with Microsoft Teams for telehealth virtual visits.
By Kat Jercich 02:53 pm September 22, 2020
Amazon Care allows employees and dependents to access care virtually via video call or messaging.
By Kat Jercich 01:08 pm September 22, 2020
The telehealth vendor demanded that Amwell stop selling, importing or using the products in question.
By Kat Jercich 04:36 pm September 21, 2020
The data is said to include patient information release forms, driver's license copies and Social Security numbers, as first reported by BleepingComputer.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 21, 2020
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found some patients' EHRs did not show a referral for genetic risk evaluations, although they met the national guidelines for one.
By Kat Jercich 10:44 am September 21, 2020
In a HIMSS Learning Center presentation, Mayo Clinic oncologists Dr. Tufia Haddad and Dr. Nadia Laack will share their perspectives about the potential for AI to accelerate clinical research and improve care.
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.

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