Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

Soon-Shiong University Utah
By Jessica Davis 10:48 am April 17, 2017
Emails reveal details of the strings attached to Patrick Soon-Shiong’s $12 million donation to the University of Utah.
St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.
HIPAA Security Rule
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm April 13, 2017
Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.
 Erie County Medical Center hacked

Erie County Medical Center reached out to state police cybersecurity investigators shortly after the breach was discovered, and the FBI has joined the ongoing investigation.

By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 13, 2017
While officials declined to say whether the attack was ransomware, the hack returned the Buffalo-based provider to pencil and paper.
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am April 13, 2017
The agency filed two RFIs late Tuesday asking industry leaders about commercial software-as-service options and how to modernize VistA by stitching together multiple platforms.

A screenshot of the VA's new Access to Care site that provides veterans with transparency on the quality of care at facilities across the nation.

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am April 13, 2017
Agency launches new website that allows veterans to find and compare care quality at clinics in the area, while viewing real-time data on wait times.

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

By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm April 11, 2017
Echoing sentiments from LGBT groups made when the OCR director was hired in March, a group of Democratic Senators is denouncing the appointment.
Philadelphia ransomware targeted spear-phishing campaign

This ransomware file contains icons resembling patient information, which all point to the malicious script and if any of the icons are double-clicked, the JavaScript is triggered to download on the user’s network.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm April 10, 2017
Philadelphia ransomware is part of a highly targeted spear-phishing campaign that may signify more ransomware-as-service campaigns are on the horizon.
Politico uncovers more funding indiscretions from Patrick Soon-Shiong

Biotech mogul Patrick Soon-Shing is facing more damning allegations about his fundraising.

By Jessica Davis 11:38 am April 10, 2017
The biotech mogul gave about $15 million to Phoenix Children’s Hospital fund that included millions in deals that benefited his for-profit companies.
1 million patient records leaked
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm April 07, 2017
A failed contract to build a customer database for HealthNow Networks, left personal health information exposed online for months, according to an investigation by ZDNet and DataBreaches.net.

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