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.

Clinicians wearing personal protective equipment treat patients at a hospital

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By Kat Jercich 01:40 pm January 22, 2021
By using patient age, sex and daily clinical state, the machine learning model also predicts the probability of in-hospital mortality. 
A patient getting a vaccine

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By Kat Jercich 10:09 am January 22, 2021
As would-be vaccine recipients scramble for appointment time slots, in too many cases "the technology is just being used wrong," says one exec.
A person in lab wear sits at a computer

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By Kat Jercich 03:17 pm January 21, 2021
The strategy includes a proposed executive order that will direct federal agencies to ramp up collection, sharing and analysis of data to "support an equitable COVID-19 response and recovery."
President Joe Biden in a mask

President Joe Biden (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:01 pm January 21, 2021
The changes herald a major overhaul for agencies struggling to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
A "Welcome to Indiana" sign

"Welcome to Indiana" by formulanone, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 02:57 pm January 20, 2021
"Telehealth matters," reads the synopsis of the new bill, which also has provisions prohibiting Medicaid from specifying originating and distant sites for reimbursement purposes.
Sen. Roger Marshall

Sen. Roger Marshall, one of six senators who objected to the Electoral College count (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:49 pm January 20, 2021
The company had donated to the 2020 campaigns of a dozen federal legislators who went on to object to the presidential election results.
Two people at a desk examine a screen
By Kat Jercich 03:19 pm January 19, 2021
Experts at the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference on Tuesday said that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and should be treated as such.
Dr. Rachel Levine headshot

Dr. Rachel Levine (courtesy Biden transition team)

By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm January 19, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden announced this week that he had nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to be the assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
People in a darkened room at a computer
By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 15, 2021
The breach lasted for more than a year and resulted in the disclosure of individuals' names, Social Security numbers and other protected health information.
A person sneezes into their elbow in front of a computer
By Kat Jercich 02:18 pm January 15, 2021
Accolade intends to strengthen its ability to provide users with second opinions, using 2nd.MD's provider network.

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