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.

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.
Person in white coat, frustrated in front of computer
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

(Photo by Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images)

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.
A person wearing stethoscope uses a laptop.
By Kat Jercich 01:12 pm November 16, 2020
Clinicians struggle with connectivity, integration and system failures, according to a new report from SOTI.
A person stands with a laptop in a room with technology
By Kat Jercich 09:58 am November 16, 2020
The data comes amidst new reports that cybercriminals are using industry-standard encryption methods to enact attacks that bypass detection.
A doctor stands with a tablet in hand
By Kat Jercich 02:55 pm November 13, 2020
A report on interoperability this week gave high marks for how those vendors handle outside data, progress notes workflow and other key usability metrics.
Stack of N95 masks

John Moore, Getty Images

By Kat Jercich 11:19 am November 13, 2020
 As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-time visibility and predictive tools for inventory, pricing, lead times and demand trends.
eClinicalWorks logo at a trade show booth
By Kat Jercich 01:05 pm November 12, 2020
Citing patient safety, the agency says it has "significant concerns" regarding the electronic health record vendor's compliance with its obligation under a 2017 Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Two people wearing masks and scrubs stand outside a COVID-19 patient's room

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By Kat Jercich 09:11 am November 12, 2020
Ed Simcox, who left HHS in February, says it's time to create an information-sharing system that leverages modern technologies – before the next crisis hits.

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