Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

2018 Cybersecurity prediction
By Jessica Davis 10:39 am December 07, 2017
Hospital leadership can often be the biggest threat to security because funding is still a low priority.
Leapfrog calls out hospital failure in suit defense
By Jessica Davis 03:43 pm December 06, 2017
Chicago-based Saint Anthony sued Leapfrog in November for giving the hospital an inaccurate grade -- but Leapfrog claims the grade is based on self-submitted data the hospital failed to review.
Hackers breach Henry Ford Health
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 06, 2017
The Detroit health system first discovered the breach on Oct. 3, when a cybercriminal stole the email credentials of a group of employees.
Future-proofing security
By Jessica Davis 10:18 am December 06, 2017
For starters, it’s important to routinely check for gaps in your systems, and whether the tools in place can thwart current threats.
Future-proofing security
By Jessica Davis 10:01 am December 06, 2017
Plan for sophisticated threats and evaluate IT tools on the horizon to be as ready as possible for what’s ahead.
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm December 04, 2017
Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas introduced legislation Monday designed to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system.
Teladoc drops Texas lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 01:00 pm December 04, 2017
The telehealth giant had been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle with Texas since 2011, but state passage of legislation in May to allow first-time patient visits on telehealth platforms changed that.
CMS interoperability

CMS Administrator Seema Verma discusses policy and regulation issues with ONC chief Donald Rucker, MD, at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s annual meeting on Friday. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm December 01, 2017
The CMS Administrator on Friday also opened up about her personal mission to give patients a voice -- and better access to the data they need.
Bill would jail execs who conceal data breaches
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm December 01, 2017
The bill will require organizations to report breaches within 30-days of discovery and is intended to standardize breach notification laws across the U.S., given states currently have a wide range of reporting requirements.
NHS WannaCry ransomware

The NHS Lanarkshire corporate office in the U.K. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm November 30, 2017
The new $27 million project will provide the NHS Security Operations Center with enhanced monitoring capabilities, ethical hacking, vulnerability testing and malware analysis.

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