Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

CardioNet slammed with $2.5 million fine for failed risk management and analysis
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm April 24, 2017
Although only the breach only affected 1,391 patients, the size of the fine reflects the organization’s failure to implement HIPAA Security Rule policies and procedures.
Erie County Medical Center cyberattack

ECMC said the investigation found no patient records have been compromised.

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm April 24, 2017
The Buffalo-based hospital said no patient records have been compromised but is still working to restore regular functions and continues to operate without interruption.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.
By Jessica Davis 11:32 am April 21, 2017
Telemedicine may expand a patient’s access to care, but some providers are seeing more than they want to.
VA should choose anyone but Cerner to ignite EHR interoperability
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am April 21, 2017
Going with a different electronic health record vendor to replace VistA might force the industry to take interoperability issues more seriously, Chilmark founder says.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.
commercial EHR VistA VA
By Jessica Davis 06:54 am April 19, 2017
But the Department of Veterans Affairs might not have many options unless it wants to continue being in the software development business.
CMS reduces reporting requirements
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm April 18, 2017
A new CMS proposal, developed in response to feedback from the healthcare industry, contains guidelines to reduce the EHR reporting burden on providers.

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