Joseph Conn


Joseph Conn reports on information technology, privacy and data security. He has been a reporter and editor for 35 years for various news publications and taught journalism at Valparaiso (Ind.) University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in English. He also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. Conn joined Modern Physician in 2000, serving as reporter, editor and online editor. He joined Modern Healthcare in 2005.

FHIR update addresses workflow

March 29, 2017

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, the 3-year-old data exchange framework, has been updated to enhance clinical decisions and quality measures.

Ambulatory-care sites offering an expanded array of services, such as the convenient-care centers operated by Memorial Hermann in Texas, are growing in popularity.

Consumers fueling outpatient construction

March 18, 2017

The architects and construction companies who make their living designing and building healthcare facilities are bullish in their outlook on healthcare construction, despite the uncertainty surrounding healthcare policy in Washington, D.C.

Plans readied for boosting IT's role in public health reporting

March 15, 2017

The Zika virus' spread to the United States motivated a federal initiative to better use health information technology in public health reporting. But an HHS task force is developing recommendations on health IT best practices for public health that will also address other disease outbreaks.


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