Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

CliniComp VA lawsuit

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn

By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm November 14, 2017
The EHR system provider says it will stop litigation if the VA agrees to let a skilled IT professional assess whether its platform is indeed cheaper, faster and better than Cerner.
 physician burnout AMA

David Barbe-AMA president-elect. Photo by Missouri State Medical Association

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 14, 2017
At the AMA’s interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD, told group members that AMA is making progress to improve the usability of EHRs, mobile devices and interoperability.
Bill Gates Alzheimer’s research

Bill Gates. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am November 13, 2017
Gates also told Reuters he intends to personally donate another $50 million for start-up ventures focused on the disease.
Women IT leaders

From left: M*Modal's Gilan El Saadawi, MD, CedarBridge's Carol Robinson, Outcome Health’s Nandini Ramani and Providence Health's Amy Compton-Phillips, MD.

By Jessica Davis 11:06 am November 13, 2017
Some of the industry’s top women leaders share lessons learned that have helped them succeed in an industry long dominated by men.
Marin General cybersecurity

Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 09:56 am November 13, 2017
Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.
VA EHR plans
By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm November 10, 2017
VA Secretary Shulkin said the agency plans to replicate the DoD EHR to create a single common system that will be implemented in 48 phases over the next 10 years.
Trojan malware attack
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2017
A new Ursnif variant uses stored emails to send what appear to be legitimate messages and, once the payload is deployed, turns its victims into a delivery vehicle.
VA telehealth

The VA Provider Accountability Act would prevent medical providers with disciplinary actions on their record from crossing state lines to keep practicing medicine.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm November 09, 2017
On heels of a USA Today report that found VA pushed aside firing orders in secret settlement deals, the proposed legislation would prevent disciplined medical providers from crossing state lines to keep practicing.
UDI on Medicare forms

Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate floor Nov. 1. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 09, 2017
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren are giving the agency until Dec. 1 to decide whether CMS will follow OIG recommendations to ensure UDI is included on Medicare claim forms.
AWS cloud server

Amazon office front door. Flickr photo by Robert Scoble

By Jessica Davis 10:03 am November 09, 2017
A new warning feature will appear on multiple spots across the console, while a privacy feature includes support to encrypt all S3 data by default.

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