Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

healthcare breach

Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania breach was vulnerable since January.

By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm July 26, 2017
The breach on Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania was discovered in May, but hackers had unauthorized access to the system as early as January.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.
VA bill to improve care, wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm July 25, 2017
The pilot program would provide 10 Veterans Affairs medical centers with medical scribes over the next two years and require the agency to periodically report to Congress.
incentivize mental health providers to buy EHRs
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm July 24, 2017
The bipartisan legislation is part of a CMS Innovation Center project to promote EHR adoption for the improvement of care quality and interoperability.
Nuance Petya attack
By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm July 21, 2017
The transcription service provider is struggling to regain full function of some of its services, primarily its eScription platform, but the company expects full function of the service within two weeks.
bill rolls back meaningful use EHRs
By Jessica Davis 11:32 am July 21, 2017
Introduced Thursday to the Energy and Commerce Committee, the bill would reduce the volume of future EHR-related significant hardship requests.
HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding
By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.
By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm July 19, 2017
The agency is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a MACRA API and with the Department of Veterans Affair on digital tools for veterans.
Peachtree Neurological Clinic breach
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am July 19, 2017
While Peachtree Neurological Clinic avoided paying ransom after a recent cyberattack, the investigation that followed revealed a hacker had access to its system starting in February 2016.
stop ransomware
By Jessica Davis 02:22 pm July 18, 2017
Security basics go a long way to protecting patient data against even scary-looking attacks.

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