Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

EHRs and doctor's time
By Jessica Davis 10:12 am March 01, 2018
New research determined that providers spend more than half of clinic visits working with their EHRs than they do interacting with patients.
eClinicalWorks electronic health record
By Jessica Davis 11:49 am February 28, 2018
Launching at HIMSS18 next week, the new software aims to create seamless data sharing between ambulatory and acute care settings.
Women in Health IT

Amelie Korant is the deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.

By Jessica Davis 02:34 pm February 27, 2018
Amelie Koran opens up on her mission to support other women and LGBT members in the government, and pushing to make security leadership roles more diverse.
value-based care

Wolters Kluwer Health CEO Diana Nole

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 27, 2018
While value-based care is often seen as a challenge, Diana Nole feels it’s an opportunity to shift into improving outcomes and improving quality.
PDMP data

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, introduced a bill to incentivize states that share prescription drug monitoring program data with law enforcement. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 27, 2018
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, is designed to provide leverage to the opioid crisis by helping law enforcement better identify bad actors and reducing the number of prescribed opioids.
Bipartisan governors health reform

From left, Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado and Bill Walker, I-Alaska talking about their healthcare blueprint for states on Feb. 23. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm February 26, 2018
By shifting into value-based care and taking action to stop rising costs, Congress could improve the affordability of healthcare and promote state innovation, the governors say.
FCC net neutrality repeal

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations speculate on what could become some significant changes from the FCC. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm February 26, 2018
The rollback will come into place in just two months and healthcare organizations should prepare for several potential changes that could touch telehealth, blockchain, AI and connectivity.
Health Net cybersecurity

HealthNet headquarters in Gold River, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 08:39 am February 23, 2018
While the insurer complied with the initial rounds of audits, Office of Personnel Management officials said it soon became clear Health Net didn’t intend to fully comply.
Florida opioid PDMP bill
By Jessica Davis 02:44 pm February 22, 2018
The bill unanimously passed a state house committee on Wednesday and would set limits to the number of days a provider can prescribe initial opioid medications.
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 22, 2018
The Charlottesville-based provider discovered the breach in December 2017 and has been working with the FBI on its investigation.

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