Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

EHR contract with Epic

UI Health in Chicago EHR project bidding case will now go to the state ethics board for review. Photo via UI Health

By Jessica Davis 04:17 pm April 20, 2018
The board couldn’t rule out conflict of interest in the $62 million contract signed between Epic and the academic medical center to overhaul its legacy EHR and billing systems.
WannaCry cybersecurity National Health Service

The WannaCry lock screen.

By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm April 20, 2018
Some NHS units failed because the Cyber Essentials Plus sets a high bar, while others simply have not patched their systems appropriately, the U.K. Commons Public Accounts committee found.
Comcast healthcare
By Jessica Davis 11:22 am April 20, 2018
Companies say the cross-sector partnership will create open source platform that it hopes other tech companies will use to innovate.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA, and the agency sharing its database of 80 million annual drug transactions.
St. Jude pacemakers
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm April 19, 2018
The device manufacturer acquired St. Jude Medical last year and has since been working to fix severe vulnerabilities found in its pacemakers.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
VA loses acting CIO Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn is leaving Veteran Affairs. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm April 18, 2018
Just weeks after David Shulkin was ousted as VA Secretary, Scott Blackburn, one of the leaders of the department's EHR modernization project, announced his departure on Twitter.
VA outlines plans to get off GAO high-risk list
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm April 17, 2018
The agency has been on the watchdog's list for three years due to a long list of vulnerabilities, from mismanagement to ambiguous policies.
Russia targeting internet routers, devices
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 17, 2018
The rare joint alert says Russia, behind the global NotPetya attack, has been laying the groundwork for future cyberattacks and targeting critical infrastructure.
California medical device manufacturer Inogen data breach

Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm April 17, 2018
Inogen reports a hacker accessed an employee email account for more than two months, according to an SEC filing.

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