Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

cybersecurity command center himss18

The Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas hosted interactive booths and challenges as well as education sessions about current cybersecurity issues.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm March 16, 2018
From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.
VA Cerner EHR

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

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
cyber threat detection
By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm March 15, 2018
The threat management and intelligence vendor will provide the infrastructure and tools to support healthcare members in sharing and collaborating threat data through the NH-ISAC.

BJC's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Photo Credit: BJC

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm March 14, 2018
The data of 33,420 patients of BJC HealthCare was left exposed to the internet for eight months after the St. Louis-based provider misconfigured one of its servers.
 Elizabeth Holmes charged by SEC with ‘massive fraud’
By Jessica Davis 02:21 pm March 14, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of scandal-ridden startup Theranos, with “massive fraud.”
women in health IT

Geeta Nayyar, MD, from the Femwell Group Health speaking with HIMSS TV in Las Vegas last week.

By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm March 13, 2018
Executives from Wolters Kluwer, 4D Healthware and Femwell Group Health suggest finding mentors among women and men alike, breaking down stereotypes and surviving in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
VA Secretary David Shulkin EHR modernization

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas on March 10.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm March 13, 2018
Recent reports claim President Trump has lost patience with the bipartisan-supported Shulkin, which could put the Cerner-VA contract on hold -- indefinitely.
St. Peter’s hospital new york breach

St. Joseph's Hospital in Albany, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:26 pm March 12, 2018
St. Peter’s Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018.
epic integrates AI into EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:02 pm March 09, 2018
The new partnership is designed for providers, nurses and scheduling staff and will tackle scheduling, patient vitals and patient visits right in the workflow.

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