Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

cures act

James Cannatti, Senior Counselor For Health Information Technology, testifies at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm October 31, 2017
Due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts for the ONC, the agency won’t be able to meet the requirement set out in the 21st Century Cures Act, officials told a Senate committee.
VA EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at legislative hearing on Oct. 24. Photo via YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:31 pm October 31, 2017
Allscripts CEO Paul Black urges David Shulkin to present data in a single view that will allow the agency’s healthcare providers to see actionable insights to ensure the best care for veterans.
Wage gap
By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm October 31, 2017
The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.
5G network

Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. Photo via Wikipedia

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am October 31, 2017
The technology could improve connectivity of IoT devices in the healthcare sector, but policies and standards must evolve to allow the tech to reach its full potential.
By Jessica Davis 09:01 am October 30, 2017
Consulting firm CedarBridge Group Founder Carol Robinson says the APIs may be the key to fix workforce shortages, but funding questions are causing pause.
Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm October 27, 2017
Third-quarter revenue for the global pharma giant was drastically reduced in part by the temporary production shutdown, higher demand than planned and lost sales in certain markets due to the virus.
vulnerable IoT devices
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am October 26, 2017
Researchers say this virus is significantly more powerful than the Mirai botnet of 2016, which shut down Netflix, Twitter, Spotify and other major websites in October 2016.
Kaspersky admits it unintentionally reaped NSA hacking tools

Six U.S. intelligence agencies testified at a Senate hearing on May 11 about Kaspersky Lab’s software. Photo via c-span

By Jessica Davis 02:56 pm October 25, 2017
While tracking the Equation Group in 2014, the cybersecurity firm detected one malware incident with unknown variants in the U.S.
Cerner EHR project for VA

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifying on Oct. 24.

By Jessica Davis 03:10 pm October 24, 2017
While the launch of the new EHR to replace the outdated VistA system will take just 18 months, but the whole system overhaul will take much longer.
Kaspersky conspiracy allegations

CEO Eugene Kaspersky

By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm October 24, 2017
The embattled company is hoping to prove its innocence and regain the trust lost by continued reports that the company may have ties to Russia.

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