Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

cybersecurity workforce
By Jessica Davis 09:57 am June 12, 2017
As cyberthreats increase, the emerging role helps hospitals fill in key security roles to bolster policies and provide necessary experience.
cybersecurity report health and human services

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Thursday about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in healthcare cybersecurity. File photo via Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:04 pm June 08, 2017
While the U.S. was relatively spared from the massive impact from the May ransomware attacks, it’s clear that new cybersecurity threats require updated guidelines, HHS, CMS, ASPR officials say.

photo by Juhan Sonin via Flickr

By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 07, 2017
A three-year study on a large mid-Atlantic hospital found that the laboratory department was hit the hardest during downtime, with patient identification as the largest challenge.
Ransomware, botnet attacks predicted
By Jessica Davis 10:36 am June 07, 2017
The volume of ransomware attacks may have slowed during the first quarter of 2017, but WannaCry and the resurgence of Locky signal what’s on the horizon.
WannaCry ransomware, keep your facility safe
By Jessica Davis 11:38 am June 06, 2017
HHS warns providers to update patches to stop the malware from spreading because even if it cannot encrypt data it can take out your networks.
VA VistA picks Cerner

President Trump starts off his press conference on Monday with the announcement about the VA replacing VistA with Cerner. 

By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm June 05, 2017
The agency will get out of the software development business and move to the same vendor as DoD, Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday.
healthcare cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 10:35 am June 05, 2017
A cybersecurity task force report released Friday revealed a laundry list of vulnerabilities including the lack of capable security workforce.
New browser-hacking malware
By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm June 02, 2017
While Check Point’s report didn’t break down the infected countries by industry, healthcare security leaders should add this newest outbreak to their threat intelligence radar and monitor for any developments.
VA Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm May 31, 2017
In a White House press briefing, David Shulkin, MD, called on Congress to extend the Veterans Choice program and help him build private-public partnerships to improve veterans’ care.
Seton Healthcare breach
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm May 31, 2017
The Texas health system officials say patient safety wasn’t affected, but patients contacted Austin’s KXAN with their concerns.

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