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.

By Kat Jercich 04:35 pm July 23, 2020
Though hopes were high, experts say a lack of high-quality data meant models were both underwhelming and "anti-constructive."
By Kat Jercich 01:59 pm July 23, 2020
Experts at this week's Telehealth Innovation Forum urged health systems to consider how different vendors might meet their unique needs.
By Kat Jercich 12:31 pm July 23, 2020
The House bill, introduced last week, would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions on the use of telehealth in Medicare, a broadly popular provision.
By Kat Jercich 01:31 pm July 22, 2020
Many health systems had just two days to expand or overhaul their COVID-19 patient-data-reporting practices, according to leaders from more than 10 state hospital associations.
By Kat Jercich 10:21 am July 22, 2020
Among the takeaways at this week's Telehealth Innovation Forum: Those hoping for long-term state licensure waivers across the board may be in for disappointment.
By Kat Jercich 02:46 pm July 21, 2020
A Missouri Hospital Association representative says that closed hospitals are listed as not reporting COVID-19 patient data for that state, potentially skewing totals.

The letter was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Deborah Birx and HHS Secretary Alex Azar. (Alex Wong, Getty)

By Kat Jercich 04:31 pm July 20, 2020
The public health, research, medical, science and legal organizations all voiced concerns about data availability and transparency under the new process, which instructs hospitals to bypass the CDC and report directly to HHS.
By Kat Jercich 03:09 pm July 20, 2020
Medtronic says the acquisition means it will be able to offer AI-driven surgical planning, robotic assisted surgery and personalized spinal implants.

Frank Farm, Flickr

By Kat Jercich 04:13 pm July 17, 2020
 The University of California COVID Research Data Set comprises more than 640 million data points from electronic health records, and helps inform approaches to new treatments.
By Kat Jercich 10:23 am July 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the usefulness of in-unit remote patient monitoring – and setting up systems doesn't always require complicated build-outs.

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