Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

By Jessica Davis 11:24 am April 27, 2017
The OCR director stressed the importance of interoperability and protecting patient data during his Thursday morning session at Health Datapalooza.
Ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016
By Jessica Davis 08:54 am April 27, 2017
Two new reports from Symantec and Verizon say hackers are using ransomware and phishing attacks to target the industry.
Brett Giroir HHS assistant secretary

Dr. Brett Giroir at a TEDx talk in 2012 at Texas A&M.

By Jessica Davis 10:36 am April 26, 2017
Brett Giroir, who is currently CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, takes over role formerly held by Karen DeSalvo.
FCC broadband rural hospitals

The FCC wants the healthcare industry to give information on how to promote effective policy and regulations because the “shortfall is likely to disproportionately affect rural and remote areas which are already medically-underserved,” officials said.

By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm April 25, 2017
The agency is seeking comments and data on expanding accessibility, especially to rural and underserved areas, as the United States falls behind the rest of the world.
PlushCare gives telehealth doctors an EMR just for them
By Jessica Davis 11:04 am April 25, 2017
The records platform, dubbed Lemur, makes it easier for physicians to access patient data during a telehealth visit.
CardioNet slammed with $2.5 million fine for failed risk management and analysis
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm April 24, 2017
Although only the breach only affected 1,391 patients, the size of the fine reflects the organization’s failure to implement HIPAA Security Rule policies and procedures.
Erie County Medical Center cyberattack

ECMC said the investigation found no patient records have been compromised.

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm April 24, 2017
The Buffalo-based hospital said no patient records have been compromised but is still working to restore regular functions and continues to operate without interruption.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.
By Jessica Davis 11:32 am April 21, 2017
Telemedicine may expand a patient’s access to care, but some providers are seeing more than they want to.

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