Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

EHR satisfaction
By Jessica Davis 03:34 pm January 09, 2018
The biggest EHR winner in a new report gauging the majority of satisfied physicians was Practice Fusion – recently acquired by Allscripts – which operates almost exclusively in the ambulatory space.
Medicaid payment errors
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm January 09, 2018
While the number of states contributing data was up from 18 to 49, challenges hindered CMS’ ability to effectively manage the program.
cybersecurity risk
By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm January 08, 2018
Julia Hesse gets real about the inevitability of a breach and some simple steps for organizations to better prepare.
phishing attack

Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm January 08, 2018
An employee of Florida’s healthcare agency fell for a phishing email, which allowed hackers to access Medicaid enrollee data.
ONC interoperability standards
By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm January 05, 2018
The Trusted Exchange Framework, required by the 21st Century Cures Act, includes a common agreement of exchange procedures.
Cerner EHR contract
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm January 05, 2018
VA Secretary Shulkin said that a recent meeting between the VA and Cerner was far from good, but the VA’s team is consulting with other IT leaders to ensure the best outcome for veterans.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am January 05, 2018
Officials aim to improve the number of processed claims by 300 percent this month and by 600 percent in April as part of Secretary Shulkin’s mission to bolster the VA health system.
cyberattack hospital
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm January 04, 2018
University of Rochester’s Jones Memorial Hospital was hit on Dec. 28 and left the small, rural provider operating under standard downtime procedures.
Veteran Affairs telehealth

In August, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, introduced a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans.

By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm January 04, 2018
The bill gives legislative teeth to the agency’s Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program, including a clause that bars states from revoking providers who practice telehealth across state lines.
women in health IT leaders
By Jessica Davis 09:58 am January 04, 2018
Consumerism. Patient safety. Privacy and security and enforcement and an increase in cyberattacks will be top of mind in the next twelve months.

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