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 nurse texting
By Kat Jercich 12:58 pm May 11, 2022
"Why should we have emojis?" one study participant said, reflecting frustration with the lack of shared understanding about texting systems.
Department of Veterans Affairs sign
By Kat Jercich 09:57 am May 11, 2022
VA representatives told The Spokesman-Review that the system had experienced 42 "unplanned degradations" and eight "unplanned outages" before April 20, with two more occurring the following week.
A person looking at their cell phone
By Kat Jercich 01:37 pm May 10, 2022
More than two dozen grantees throughout the country will have access to up to $700,000 in funding to expand their virtual care capacity.
Hacker hands on a keyboard
By Kat Jercich 11:34 am May 10, 2022
Plus, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' cyber arm highlights ransomware trends, and Microsoft launches cybersecurity services.
Abortion pills
By Kat Jercich 01:25 pm May 09, 2022
Those who violate the in-person requirement for providing medication abortions could face a fine of up to $50,000.
A patient and their family member speaking to a doctor in the hospital
By Kat Jercich 10:47 am May 09, 2022
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego found that factors such as lack of insurance, economic instability and poor transportation to obtain care were associated with a 30-day readmission.
Paul Black
By Kat Jercich 02:34 pm May 06, 2022
As the vendor announced Q1 earnings, new CEO Rick Poulton says Allscripts' Veradigm analytics and intervention business will represent about 95% of its consolidated revenue.
A clinician using an EHR
By Kat Jercich 11:54 am May 06, 2022
The Offices of Inspector General for both agencies said the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Program Office did not take an active role in managing the initiative's success.
Broadcasting set
By Kat Jercich 08:30 am May 06, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has had spillover effects on screening and preventive care. But even before the novel coronavirus, adequate screening for disease, especially among vulnerable people, was still a public health concern.
Hands on a keyboard
By Kat Jercich 03:33 pm May 05, 2022
Apple, Google and Microsoft plan to implement capabilities that will allow users to sign into websites and applications without a password.

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