Joseph Conn reports on information technology, quality/patient safety and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He also covers healthcare business news in Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. His background includes 24 years of reporting and editing with various news publications, teaching journalism at Valparaiso (Ind.) University and working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. Conn holds a BA in English from Valparaiso University. Conn joined Modern Healthcare in 2001.