Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

security flaws in IoT
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 19, 2017
In the wake of the WannaCry, the Government Accountability Office is trying to bring the industry up-to-speed on the growing threats to devices.
healthcare security staffing crisis
By Jessica Davis 11:05 am May 19, 2017
Hospitals already know it’s hard to hire top infosec talent, but an imminent report from the HHS reveals that it may be even worse than many thought.
Senate cybersecurity bill Schatz and Johnson

The Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, includes bipartisan support with Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, right, issuing a statement that Congress needs to find ways to "combine public and private efforts to maintain the security of America’s networks."

By Jessica Davis 11:14 am May 18, 2017
Leaked NSA tools led to a global hacking, and legislators don’t want that to happen again.
VA taps DSS for mobile patient scheduling tool
By Jessica Davis 08:44 am May 18, 2017
The $19.6 million contract will bolster patient access to care and is fully integrated with the VistA EHR.
Robert Califf joins Google Verily
By Jessica Davis 04:05 pm May 17, 2017
The trained cardiologist Robert Califf will focus on bridging the gap between technology and patients.
Vanderbilt Epic EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:06 pm May 17, 2017
The Nashville-based provider says a deep focus on people, process and the system’s technology will make sure it all goes off without a hitch.
WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 10:39 am May 17, 2017
While security experts were expecting a second wave of attacks this week, the outbreak has begun to slow.
DDoS attacks on healthcare
By Jessica Davis 03:32 pm May 16, 2017
A recent Neustar report found denial-of-service attacks on healthcare increased 13 percent in the last year, and the U.S. faced 14 percent more attacks than its global counterparts.
healthcare data and ransomware
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am May 16, 2017
Ponemon Institute found high level of trust despite healthcare accounting for 34 percent of all data breaches.
NHS WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 02:21 pm May 15, 2017
Sixteen of the 47 trusts initially hit by the WannaCry virus on Friday are still dealing with delays and other issues.

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