Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

air force telehealth program

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By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm June 30, 2017
Leveraging the VA’s Tele-ICU equipment, patients in five Air Force facilities will gain electronic access and remote monitoring capabilities to VA doctors and nurses.
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm June 30, 2017
While the compromised computer was both locked and encrypted, the forensic investigation team couldn’t determine with certainty if there was unauthorized access to patient data during the April 21 attack.
By Jessica Davis 03:35 pm June 29, 2017
Amid rumors of a potential connection between the major security firm and the Russian government, a recent senate bill draft includes a ban on the use of Kaspersky products at the Department of Defense.
petya cyberattack ransomware
By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm June 29, 2017
Meanwhile, researchers have confirmed NotPetya isn’t ransomware, and instead, hackers masked the virus with ransom to dictate the media narrative and hide the real intent: disruption and destruction of data.
ransomware attack
By Jessica Davis 04:21 pm June 28, 2017
By adding a local, read-only file, users can block a potential Petya attack. But unlike WannaCry, researchers haven’t found a permanent way to stop the spread of the virus.
Microsoft ransomware attack
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am June 28, 2017
Company says at least a portion of the infections stemmed from a software supply-chain attack with a legitimate MEDoc updater process.
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Nuance's clinical tools

By Jessica Davis 10:31 am June 28, 2017
The major voice and language tool provider joins the 64 countries hit by the virus, as well as global pharma giant Merck and a health system in Pennsylvania.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 27, 2017
Expressing concerns about risks related to cost and implementation delays, three Republican senators pressed the agencies for assurances the new platforms will be interoperable.
ransomware attack in Europe

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By Jessica Davis 12:17 pm June 27, 2017
The virulent Petya strain spread by infected email attachments that can reboot and shutdown computers, is wreaking havoc across the globe. The networks of global pharma giant Merck were compromised in the attack, as well as a Pennsylvania-based health system.
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By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 26, 2017
While the group’s CTO Wayne Kubick supports the move from an outdated, custom platform to a commercial EHR, organizations don’t need to be on the same platform to be interoperable, he said.

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