Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

HHS Alex Azar

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Wednesday. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 05:01 pm November 29, 2017
Both sides of the aisle -- and even the former Eli Lilly exec himself -- expressed concerns over the ballooning drug prices and stressed the need to make pharmaceuticals more affordable.
Women leaders in health IT

Troutman Sanders Partner Erin Whaley.

By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm November 28, 2017
Even in today’s tumultuous political environment, do not let others seal your fate, prominent women in healthcare and technology contend. Instead, embrace diversity, resilience and tenacity and strike a work-life balance. 

LifeOmic, a genomic data management company, will reimburse its customers up to $1 million for loss of data caused by unauthorized account activity. Credit: LifeOmic

By Jessica Davis 12:20 pm November 28, 2017
The genomic data management company will reimburse its customers up to $1 million for certain data loss associated with unauthorized account activity.
VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases -- which could have pulled their licenses and prevented them crossing state lines to practice.
FCC broadband

Mignon Clyburn, Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Michael O'Rielly are three of the five commissioners for the FCC. Credit: fcc.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm November 27, 2017
The proposed draft would update the agency’s Rural Health Care Program and waive the $400 million annual cap for a one-time basis, as its Telecom Program has doubled in size from 2011 to 2016.
Cottage Health data breach

Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:33 pm November 27, 2017
Cottage Health breached the data of over 50,000 patients in 2013 and 2015 after leaving a server unencrypted and without a firewall, permissions or password protection.
FHIR interoperability
By Jessica Davis 08:48 am November 27, 2017
Although many organizations claim interoperability is a major focus, progress is slow, at best. For HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, the reason is a lack of financial reward, as for-profit vendors can’t be expected to “connect everyone on their own dime.”
Amazon, Cerner working on pop health platform
By Jessica Davis 02:35 pm November 22, 2017
AWS will be working with the healthcare tech giant on its HealtheIntent platform to analyze clinical data and predict available treatment.
Protenus breach barometer

TheDarkOverlord has a history of using Twitter to shame breached organizations. Photo via @Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm November 22, 2017
Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus
audit Medicaid telehealth payments
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm November 20, 2017
The increase in the use of telehealth in the healthcare sector have prompted the HHS watchdog to evaluate compliance with reimbursement requirements.

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