Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

CMS ONC AHRQ eCQI
By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm January 05, 2017
The agencies have integrated the eCQI Resource Center with the United States Health Information Knowledgebase, enabling users to compare different versions and metadata of electronic clinical quality measures.
IoT security Ascension

Ascension Information Services Senior Director of IT Eric Miller said healthcare providers have to ratchet up security efforts without inhibiting the speed of technology advancement. 

By Jessica Davis 07:19 am January 05, 2017
Eric Miller runs Ascension’s software-defined networking automation that enables secure connectivity to support Internet of Things and other technology advances - using methods that he says can advance the impact of IoT.
By Jessica Davis 11:57 am January 04, 2017
A white hat hacker says he notified DoD subcontractor Potomac Healthcare on Dec. 29, but the files remained online for more than an hour after the initial warning.
cybersecurity HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 30, 2016
Everything attendees need to know about cybersecurity events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, which includes a cybersecurity command center, educational sessions and an all-day forum.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

By Jessica Davis 11:30 am December 29, 2016
A patient at accessed the information from a library computer and, nearly a year later, posted it online.
St Joseph HealthInfoNet HIE

Jessica Taylor (left) and Amber Sloat of St. Joseph Healthcare use predictive analytics to reduce readmission rates. 

By Jessica Davis 08:21 am December 29, 2016
The hospital and health information exchange leverage predictive analytics to create personalized care regimens that payoff by reducing readmissions and boosting patient outcomes. 

"Today’s post-market guidance recognizes today’s reality: Cybersecurity threats are real, ever-present and continuously changing," said Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, the FDA’s associate director for science and strategic partnerships. (Photo: FDA.gov)

By Jessica Davis 11:39 am December 28, 2016
On Dec. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance addressing the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, outlining how manufacturers should maintain security of internet-connected devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps.
precision medicine HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 09:23 am December 28, 2016
Our rundown of all things precision medicine that attendees can expect to find at this year’s annual conference, including an all-day precision medicine symposium, education sessions and expert speakers.
Trump cyber Tom Bossert

Tom Bossert

By Jessica Davis 12:12 pm December 27, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump selected Tom Bossert as White House homeland security and counterterrorism advisor - and elevated the position as an assistant to the president, the incoming administration announced Dec. 27.
By Jessica Davis 10:37 am December 21, 2016
Community Health Plan of Washington was breached, and 381,534 current and former patient records may have been exposed, according to The Seattle Times.

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