Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

Paul Ryan names Patrick Soon-Shiong to health IT committee
By Jessica Davis 11:54 am May 31, 2017
The embattled biotech mogul will join Sutter Health informaticist Steven Lane, MD and Norton Healthcare CIO Steve Ready on the HHS task force established by the 21st Century Cures Act.
By Jessica Davis 02:12 pm May 30, 2017
CORHIO will launch its first use case in June, while a second use case centered around connected care management platform will launch at a later date.
Molina Healthcare breached
By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm May 30, 2017
A security flaw in the Medicaid insurer’s patient portal could have allowed anyone to access patient medical claims data with a simple change to the URL.
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am May 30, 2017
Lack of encryption and authentication, simple bugs in the code and poor design can put patient lives at risk.
By Jessica Davis 08:42 am May 30, 2017
Bootstrapped firms and those companies directly connected to the insurance market are facing the greatest challenges, as funding for these types of startups has fallen the lowest since 2011.

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (Queensland Children's Hospital) under construction in Brisbane, March 2014. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 12:30 pm May 26, 2017
Five Queensland Health hospitals were forced back to pencil and paper after the IT failure, and the system will likely remain sluggish for at least a week.
ransomware master keys released

Dharma Heat Map. Source:

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 25, 2017
Nearly 200 decryption keys were released and confirmed valid by security researchers, which can be used to decrypt and unlock data on infected systems.

OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Nicholas Dahl spoke at VA financial management hearing on Wednesday.

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm May 25, 2017
This is not the first time the agency was criticized for its security vulnerabilities: OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General said the issues have been consistent since 2000.
WannaCry ransomware and Lazurus
By Jessica Davis 10:30 am May 25, 2017
The security firm stressed the connection to North Korea-linked hackers was purely technical, but there were substantial commonalities in the tools, infrastructure and techniques used.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.

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