Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am October 24, 2017
The computer network of Pinehurst-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas was shut down by a new form of WannaCry last week.
Amazon cloud server leaks
By Jessica Davis 10:08 am October 24, 2017
In response to the influx of data breaches caused by misconfigured cloud databases, the security firm has developed a tool that will let administrators check if their bucket is inadvertently being shared with the public.
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Abbas Mooraj, Optum Vice President (right), and Dexter Braff, The Braff Group (left), speaking at the HIMSS Big Data and Analytics Forum on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm October 23, 2017
Healthcare organizations should break down data into smaller sets that can be used to build into larger programs, experts say.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm October 20, 2017
As the number of connected devices is projected to grow to 20 to 50 billion by 2020, the FBI says the threat of DDoS attacks launched by leveraging flaws in IoT devices is not going away anytime soon.
Nuance NotPetya Attack
By Jessica Davis 09:39 am October 20, 2017
Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden is hoping Nuance’s experience falling victim to the global cyberattack in June can provide valuable insights for other organizations.
TheDarkOverLord extorting healthcare provider
By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm October 19, 2017
The notorious hacker is targeting Austin Manual Therapy Associates in its latest extortion attempt, claiming it holds the PHI of patients -- including insurance authorization data.
healthcare security breaches
By Jessica Davis 12:50 pm October 19, 2017
Nearly 500,000 patient records were reported breached in September, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
Immunization tracking method
By Jessica Davis 01:29 pm October 17, 2017
Immunization tracking method leverages an open source tool developed by NIST and can be fully integrated into EHRs and other clinical software.

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