Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

Siemens security software issue with scanner software
By Jessica Davis 02:15 pm August 07, 2017
ICS-CERT researchers found four vulnerabilities in Siemens’ molecular imaging products that can be publicly exploited and allow a hacker to remotely access and compromise the devices.
2017 healthcare data breaches
By Jessica Davis 01:48 pm August 04, 2017
The healthcare sector has reported 233 breach incidents this year so far and is on pace to exceed last year’s rate of one healthcare breach a day, Protenus says.
girls in computer science
By Jessica Davis 11:03 am August 04, 2017
Minority enrollment nearly tripled this year, as well, and the two groups could help fill the health IT and cybersecurity staffing gaps.
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm August 03, 2017
Three months after the global attack that infected over 300,000 computers and crippled the UK National Health Services, the cybercriminals behind the outbreak collected their 52.2 bitcoins Wednesday night.
Petya cyberattack halts Merck production, hurts profits

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm August 02, 2017
The biopharma giant is still trying to restore its systems and hasn’t produced bulk product since it was hit by the NotPetya wiper malware on June 27.
By Jessica Davis 11:22 am August 02, 2017
It was a disaster, no question, but the West Virginia system found it could have been a lot worse had it not put the right mechanisms in place.
VA interoperability EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:40 pm August 01, 2017
The nonprofit also called on VA Secretary Shulkin to lean on lessons learned from the private sector to advance its health IT strategy.
Opioid commission

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked the President to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency on July 31.

By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm August 01, 2017
The White House opioid group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also asked Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
data breach in South Dakota
By Jessica Davis 02:05 pm July 31, 2017
The cyberattack was first discovered in February, but crucial evidence was lost during the investigation on April that rendered it impossible for officials to rule out a breach.
anthem hacked
By Jessica Davis 12:02 pm July 31, 2017
Anthem’s Medicare insurance coordination services vendor discovered in April that an employee was stealing and misusing Medicaid member data from as early as July 2016.

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