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 09:32 am June 16, 2020
Providers say patient reluctance to disclose their identities could present problems on both an individual and population-wide level.
By Kat Jercich 03:11 pm June 15, 2020
Epic worked with the health system to deploy the electronic health record virtually, in response to enduring travel and social distancing restrictions around COVID-19.
By Kat Jercich 10:48 am June 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an "unexpected experiment" for telehealth, but despite its huge promise and the hopes of many that it will become the new normal, experts say it's difficult to predict what's next.

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By Kat Jercich 01:54 pm June 12, 2020
The bipartisan HEALTH Act would make permanent Medicare payments for telehealth services at federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
By Kat Jercich 04:36 pm June 11, 2020
The digital interventions have led to improvements in the numbers of preventable emergency department visits, said experts from the New York health system during a HIMSS20 Digital presentation.
By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm June 11, 2020
The cloud IT company said it developed the athenaTelehealth technology in response to a 3,400% uptick in telehealth visits across its customer network from mid-February to April.
Security professional at a workstation
By Kat Jercich 03:34 pm June 10, 2020
Experts say the coronavirus pandemic acts like "blood in the water" for cybercriminals looking to exploit tech vulnerabilities.
Professional going over paperwork with a client, who reads a tablet
By Kat Jercich 11:55 am June 10, 2020
According to a new JAMA study, patients reported finding mistakes in diagnoses, medical history, medications and more – and practitioners were not always open to correcting the errors.
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By Kat Jercich 02:32 pm June 09, 2020
Experts say a functioning system should be based on understanding your workforce, your technology and your employee workload – and it should involve everyone in your organization.
By Kat Jercich 04:52 pm June 08, 2020
David Smith, executive director for the Medicaid Transformation Project, says vulnerable people are being left behind by the telehealth revolution – and it's vital to address systemic racism, language barriers and social determinants of health.

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