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.

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By Kat Jercich 01:24 pm November 23, 2020
The system's Epic electronic health record has been in "read-only" status at several of the system's sites, with MyChart patient portals also inaccessible.
A person holding a mobile phone with a person wearing a stethoscope on screen
By Kat Jercich 10:59 am November 23, 2020
A recently published JAMIA paper argues that design, implementation and policy considerations must be taken into account when developing virtual care technology.
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By Kat Jercich 02:36 pm November 20, 2020
A new report predicted that cloud-based systems will see the fastest growth over the next five years, with the need to manage chronic conditions fueling the growth.
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By Kat Jercich 09:42 am November 20, 2020
An Intel survey of healthcare decision-makers suggests great excitement for more widespread artificial intelligence and machine learning adoption, but also some skepticism.
The Cerner logo
By Kat Jercich 02:29 pm November 19, 2020
The platform will be made available to the EHR giant's CommunityWorks clients at no cost through the end of 2021.
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By Kat Jercich 10:51 am November 19, 2020
American Medical Association delegates adopted a policy this week directing the organization to keep working to support telehealth advancements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christopher Krebs testifying
By Kat Jercich 11:38 am November 18, 2020
 The ousting comes on the heels of a joint warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, HHS and the FBI about "increased and imminent" cyber threats to hospitals.
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By Kat Jercich 02:42 pm November 17, 2020
Although most providers say telehealth is positively influencing clinical outcomes, many say challenges remain – from workflow to reimbursement rates.
Dr. Anthony Fauci

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By Kat Jercich 11:34 am November 17, 2020
At the American Medical Informatics Association virtual annual symposium this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci raised the possibility of registries to track which patients had received which vaccine doses.
A person in scrubs with a ponytail holds up a tablet
By Kat Jercich 09:15 am November 17, 2020
But at the AMIA virtual symposium this week, health IT professionals said they still see the potential of app-based ecosystems.

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