Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

FDA Scott Gottlieb
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm June 16, 2017
The agency is working on creating a third-party certification program that would allow low-risk products to be marketed without FDA premarket review.
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm June 16, 2017
The healthcare administrative services and IT provider took over a year to notify 220,000 individuals of a breach to its website. HHS is determining if it’s a HIPAA-covered business associate.
CMS overpaid to incentive programs
By Jessica Davis 12:23 pm June 16, 2017
The last time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discovered overpayments it started auditing more providers. Because that could happen again, hospitals need to be sure documentation is in order right away.
Greg Touhill

Greg Touhill, former US CISO, testifies at congressional hearing on Thursday.

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am June 16, 2017
Greg Touhill left the position in February after the Trump transition. The President has left the position, which Obama rated in 2016, thus far vacant.
WannaCry more attacks coming
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm June 15, 2017
More attacks are coming and they will be much worse, Greg Touhill and other security experts told a House Science subcommittee.
WannaCry ransomware north korea
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am June 15, 2017
The National Security Agency said that tactics, techniques and targets of the massive ransowmare assault point to North Korea’s spy agency: the Reconnaissance General Bureau
By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm June 14, 2017
While the vendor will be the same as the DoD's system, VA's platform will be designed to meet particulars that are vastly different, David Shulkin, MD, told the Senate VA committee on Wednesday.
Warning: Millions of devices are still vulnerable to WannaCry
By Jessica Davis 01:59 pm June 14, 2017
About 15 percent of healthcare organizations are running on outdated systems or browsers, while 160 million computers, IoT devices and servers still have open ports, studies found.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm June 13, 2017
Appropriations Committee says the VA must detail how the new EHR would be interoperable with the DoD and private sector systems.
precision medicine

Sharon Zehe, attorney for Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 13, 2017
Privacy protections, fraud guidelines and issues with discrimination need to be addressed before widespread adoption, expert says.

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