Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.



By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm February 08, 2017
St. Jude Medical announced that a third-party security research firm has found more flaws in the Merlin@home Transmitter medical device. It has patched the vulnerabilities, which leave the device exposed to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Verity Health CEO Andrei Soran

By Jessica Davis 11:07 am February 07, 2017
Verity Medical Foundation-San Jose Medical Group website, part of the Verity Health System in Redwood, California, was hacked, exposing the data of 10,164 patients. Verity includes six California hospitals, the Verity Medical Foundation and Verity Physician Network.

(Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

By Jessica Davis 12:16 pm February 06, 2017
During an interview with Bill O'Reilly, Trump said his administration would at least have the "rudiments" for a replacement by the end of the year or into 2018. But he gave no details about how it would be accomplished, or what it would look like.

Justin Remais, associate professor of environmental health sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, will lead the project.

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 03, 2017
Researchers will use big data to eliminate the issues of monitoring infectious diseases on a global level, such as tracking disease elimination campaigns, detecting co-infections and increasing rare disease detection in high-risk populations.
By Jessica Davis 02:20 pm February 02, 2017
In his 11 years on the 10th circuit, Gorsuch has stuck to conservative values and support of religious freedom. But he also has a history of pushing back on federal agencies and regulations – including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am February 02, 2017
The funding will help integrate PMP data into provider and pharmacist clinical workflow, using NarxCare technology developed by Kentucky-based Appriss, which will connect the state's PMP to provider and pharmacy EHRs.

Lack of encryption proved costly for Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

By Jessica Davis 04:05 pm February 01, 2017
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North York General Hospital President and CEO Tim Rutledge, MD

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm February 01, 2017
HIMSS is recognizing North York General for its clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry and closed-loop medication administration initiatives that improved patient outcomes.
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am January 31, 2017
Epic landed the top spot for Overall Software Suite in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report, for the seventh consecutive year. It also earned the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor and Best in KLAS awards in eight other segments.
Patient engagement hurdle Medscape
By Jessica Davis 07:08 am January 31, 2017
Christina Hoffman discusses common challenges and suggests that medical schools should teach students creative time management skills to use during patient encounters. 

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