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.

A person talks to another on a videochat. Both are in masks.
By Kat Jercich 02:39 pm November 10, 2020
Panelists at the HIMSS & Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Digital Series said honesty and transparency should be at the forefront of a patient-centered pandemic response.
A person with a stethoscope consults with a patient
By Kat Jercich 01:30 pm November 10, 2020
Panelists at the HIMSS & Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Digital Series stressed the importance of patient engagement and community connection as part of a continued response to COVID-19.
A keyboard in the foreground with a stethoscope and person's hands in the background
By Kat Jercich 12:45 pm November 10, 2020
Patient-intake-management tools have evolved to meet health systems' needs, pivoting in response to COVID-19.
The Epic logo
By Kat Jercich 01:09 pm November 09, 2020
EpicShare.org will give users the ability to share creative ideas around patient care with others, the CEO said on a Forbes podcast.
A pregnant person stands with their hands on their belly
By Kat Jercich 10:50 am November 09, 2020
Although it may seem counterintuitive, telemedicine can act as a bridge between vulnerable pregnant people and their providers.
VA building sign
By Kat Jercich 03:32 pm November 06, 2020
The initiative is an expansion of a partnership earlier this year to develop face masks and nasopharyngeal swabs that could be printed on production-level equipment.
People in office studying computer screens for malware
By Kat Jercich 11:29 am November 06, 2020
The Combined Cyber Response Team will assist the University of Vermont Health Network in ensuring thousands of end-user devices are free of malware or viruses.  
People in medical attire review images on a screen
By Kat Jercich 02:43 pm November 05, 2020
The company's NUCLeUS platform includes new telestration capabilities that allow multiple users to annotate live stream videos or still images simultaneously.  
People in business attire gather in a room with computers
By Kat Jercich 12:39 pm November 05, 2020
Amid pointed recent ransomware warnings from federal agencies, some Massachusetts health systems have ramped up filtering for external emails or temporarily blocked them altogether.
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (G Allais, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 01:29 pm November 04, 2020
While "EHRs have known shortcomings," coordinated data initiatives and better interoperability can create a truly effective health IT infrastructure, say technology leaders from 15 academic medical centers.

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