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 04:36 pm September 21, 2020
The data is said to include patient information release forms, driver's license copies and Social Security numbers, as first reported by BleepingComputer.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 21, 2020
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found some patients' EHRs did not show a referral for genetic risk evaluations, although they met the national guidelines for one.
By Kat Jercich 10:44 am September 21, 2020
In a HIMSS Learning Center presentation, Mayo Clinic oncologists Dr. Tufia Haddad and Dr. Nadia Laack will share their perspectives about the potential for AI to accelerate clinical research and improve care.
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 17, 2020
With compliance requirements for ONC's info blocking rule just around the corner, a poll from Pew Charitable Trusts finds a big appetite for patient access, and widespread support for providers to do better information sharing between EHR systems. 
By Kat Jercich 11:06 am September 17, 2020
West Tennessee Healthcare CIO Scott Krodel said that the system was "really struggling early on" when it came to keeping track of patients.
By Kat Jercich 01:53 pm September 16, 2020
Researchers surveyed hundreds of primary care providers in the New York City area about the hurdles they're still facing to integrating telemedicine into their practices.
By Kat Jercich 09:28 am September 16, 2020
Christopher Lee and Babak Movassaghi said artificial intelligence and augmented reality will soon occupy much larger roles in the digital healthcare landscape.  

(AMSF2011, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm September 15, 2020
The stakeholder coalition warned of the potential consequences if telehealth is not safeguarded before the public health emergency ends.

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.

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