Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is senior editor for Healthcare IT News. She covers extensively covers cybersecurity, government issues and women in health IT.

CareFirst breach Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield offices in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm April 02, 2018
The Maryland insurer is already involved in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach of about 1.1 million members.
Veterans affairs secretary EHR

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to the media during a White House Press Briefing. Credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:06 pm March 30, 2018
White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is generally respected in both the armed forces and medical field, but a lack of managerial experience calls into question his qualification for such a major role.
Veterans Affairs EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:37 am March 29, 2018
After enduring negative reports on his character for more than a month, the fired VA Secretary blasts those in the government with personal agendas.
veterans affairs

VA Secretary David Shulkin speaks at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas in early March.

By Jessica Davis 08:10 pm March 28, 2018
The president announced the news on Twitter, and it is still unclear what the shakeup means for Cerner’s pending deal to overhaul the agency’s EHR.
HHS warns of cyberattacks

The Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:48 pm March 28, 2018
In the wake of an onslaught of cyberattacks, the agency is reminding providers that HIPAA requires organizations to have a plan to keep patient data protected.
Senate opioid crisis

Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, during a Senate floor speech in March. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm March 28, 2018
Proposed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, the bill would improve the FDA’s infrastructure to support real-time data sharing.

Chris Wlaschin speaking at an ICIT briefing Oct. 2017. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm March 27, 2018
Wlaschin also says HHS cybersecurity efforts are not as dire at they might appear.
controlling clinical costs

Kim Ingram is the chief nursing officer at HealthEdge. Credit: HealthEdge

By Jessica Davis 01:10 pm March 27, 2018
As the healthcare model changes, data needs to be embedded into the plan or system to drive the clinical experience, Kim Ingram said.
CMS Deputy CIO Janet Vogel to replace outgoing HHS CISO Wlaschin
By Jessica Davis 03:32 pm March 26, 2018
Christopher Wlaschin is stepping down at the end of March for family reasons, but his departure comes amid controversy surrounding the abrupt removal of two cybersecurity leaders.
VA Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm March 26, 2018
While reports as late as Sunday said the VA Secretary was out, the White House Deputy Press Secretary says the president currently has no plans to let him go – although "that could change."

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