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 COVId-19 patient in a hospital bed

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By Kat Jercich 01:53 pm March 19, 2021
Researchers examined how six hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom used digital health tools in their response to the pandemic.
Xavier Becerra

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By Kat Jercich 03:19 pm March 18, 2021
Minutes after the full Senate confirmed Xavier Becerra's cabinet nomination, advocacy groups were reminding him of the need to bring the American healthcare system "into the 21st century."
An iPhone sitting at an Apple store

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By Kat Jercich 12:41 pm March 18, 2021
The new job posting describes collaborating with software engineers and clinicians to implement data collection strategies, among other duties.
Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr

(L-R) Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr
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By Kat Jercich 02:40 pm March 17, 2021
Both nominees enjoyed bipartisan support from members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Amazon logo

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By Kat Jercich 11:07 am March 17, 2021
Up until this point, Amazon Care's app-based services have only been available to the company's employees in Washington state.
A gavel sitting on a desk

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By Kat Jercich 09:58 am March 17, 2021
The post-acute care company claims that a former employee shared confidential information with one of its competitors. 
Bad actors' hands at a keyboard in a shadowy environment

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By Kat Jercich 12:11 pm March 16, 2021
An eye care practice reported that an unauthorized individual had gained access to an employee's work email in January.
A person wearing a stethoscope on a computer
By Kat Jercich 09:06 am March 16, 2021
One New York-based managed care organization used telemedicine to decrease emergency department visits among its members. 
A building with Amazon's logo on it
By Kat Jercich 12:38 pm March 15, 2021
Sources told Insider that the company plans to make its app-based Amazon Care services available to employees throughout the country.
A telehealth consultation
By Kat Jercich 09:35 am March 15, 2021
The waivers on some virtual care restrictions are likely to be lifted in the near future – but providers have some options. 

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