Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

Petya cyberattack halts Merck production, hurts profits

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm August 02, 2017
The biopharma giant is still trying to restore its systems and hasn’t produced bulk product since it was hit by the NotPetya wiper malware on June 27.
By Jessica Davis 11:22 am August 02, 2017
It was a disaster, no question, but the West Virginia system found it could have been a lot worse had it not put the right mechanisms in place.
VA interoperability EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:40 pm August 01, 2017
The nonprofit also called on VA Secretary Shulkin to lean on lessons learned from the private sector to advance its health IT strategy.
Opioid commission

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked the President to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency on July 31.

By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm August 01, 2017
The White House opioid group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also asked Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
data breach in South Dakota
By Jessica Davis 02:05 pm July 31, 2017
The cyberattack was first discovered in February, but crucial evidence was lost during the investigation on April that rendered it impossible for officials to rule out a breach.
anthem hacked
By Jessica Davis 12:02 pm July 31, 2017
Anthem’s Medicare insurance coordination services vendor discovered in April that an employee was stealing and misusing Medicaid member data from as early as July 2016.
Nuance Petya attack
By Jessica Davis 01:30 pm July 28, 2017
Officials of the voice and language tool provider said 75 percent of its clients are once again able to use its eScription LH platform.
Google HIPAA compliant
By Jessica Davis 03:34 pm July 27, 2017
The cloud makes it easier to share and store data, but healthcare providers need to remember that with HIPAA, compliance refers to how these technologies are used.
ransomware attack payments
By Jessica Davis 09:55 am July 27, 2017
Locky and Cerber attacks yielded about $7 million each as victims paid to regain access to their data.
cybersecurity on a budget
By Jessica Davis 03:52 pm July 26, 2017
The ongoing staffing shortage and budget constraints are making it difficult to protect health information, but it’s possible to piece together an effective security strategy by aligning the necessary pieces.

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