Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

By Jessica Davis 11:49 am March 14, 2017
The backup drive contained a trove of EHR data, including Social Security numbers and insurance policy details.
House bill genetic tests
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm March 13, 2017
The HR1313 bill passed 22-17 would penalize employees unwilling to share genetic testing information when participating in wellness programs.
healthcare compromised email credentials
By Jessica Davis 12:26 pm March 10, 2017
Hackers gain access through phishing and key-logging attacks. The Evolve IP report found that more than 76 percent of these stolen passwords can be found on the dark web.
VA VistA commercial EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD

By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm March 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has more important priorities than software development, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.  
NantHealth Soon-Shiong

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD

By Jessica Davis 11:51 am March 09, 2017
A single investor is suing the biotech mogul and NantHealth, alleging violation of federal securities laws. Other law firms have also filed class action suits against the company.

Lori Uscher-Pines

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am March 09, 2017
While direct-to-consumer telehealth services may be convenient, it may actually increase healthcare costs and use, according to a new RAND Health study.
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am March 08, 2017
West Virginia delegates approved a telehealth bill on Monday with a vote of 95-4 that would expand access to mental and behavioral healthcare medications in rural areas. The bill now heads to the state senate for another vote.
By Jessica Davis 04:18 pm March 07, 2017
Brand New Day, a Medicare-approved health plan, is notifying 14,005 patients of a potential breach of electronic protected health information after an unauthorized access through a third-party vendor system.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, speaking at HIMSS17 in February.

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am March 07, 2017
The report claims the biotech mogul used charitable donations to benefit his health tech company.
Amazon AWS outage
By Jessica Davis 11:22 am March 06, 2017
An employee made a typo in the command input, which took several servers offline for about four hours on Feb. 28.

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