Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

Becky Fox, RN, Carolinas HealthCare assistant vice president and chief nursing informatics officer.

By Jessica Davis 03:06 pm March 27, 2017
The health system drastically reduced documentation time and number of clicks within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.  
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm March 27, 2017
Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.
Roger Severino OCR LGBT

Roger Severino speaking during an interview as a staff member from the Heritage Foundation in 2015.

By Jessica Davis 11:42 am March 24, 2017
The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.
VistA modernization VA Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 02:54 pm March 22, 2017
Shulkin said it had been a "strategic mistake" to not rethink VistA concurrently with the Department of Defense's EHR modernization, but promised a clear vision for the VA's health IT strategy by the summer.
Premier Chief Operating Officer Mike Alkire

"Making sense of that data has clearly become a priority for leaders as has the movement toward a more consumer-centric and accountable care delivery system," said Premier Chief Operating Officer Mike Alkire about leadership in the industry during the current political climate. 

By Jessica Davis 10:54 am March 22, 2017
Healthcare leaders are zeroing in on population health, patient engagement and analytics, according to a new Premier study.
health data breaches Protenus
By Jessica Davis 04:45 pm March 20, 2017
The good news? Hacking was down and only comprised 12 percent of reported incidents during the last month.
ransomware Metropolitan Urology
By Jessica Davis 01:28 pm March 20, 2017
The attack potentially breached data of patients who visited the organization between 2003 and 2010.
ransomware breach reports
By Jessica Davis 08:50 am March 20, 2017
More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily and healthcare is the largest target. Despite HHS requirements and significant risk of untimely notification, however, breach reporting doesn’t match up.
health data breaches incidents
By Jessica Davis 08:48 am March 20, 2017
The uptick in ransomware is giving rise to a new question of whether hackers actually breach the data they encrypt or not and, in turn, how victimized organizations should respond.  
Trump budget healthcare
By Jessica Davis 10:28 am March 17, 2017
A look at the agencies hit hardest and those that stand to benefit, funding-wise, in Trump’s budget proposal.

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