Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

risky Wi-Fi connections
By Jessica Davis 03:31 pm October 16, 2017
A Belgian researcher discovered a flaw in the protocol that could allow a hacker to hijack connections, launch man-in-the-middle attacks, view communications and decrypt traffic on all Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Providence Health and Services's Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Photo via providence.org

By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm October 16, 2017
EVP Amy Compton-Phillips says the West Coast health system is leveraging real-time data and informatics to improve patient outcomes, while reducing care costs.
Outcome Health misled advertisers

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:45 pm October 13, 2017
A report from the Wall Street Journal found that the Chicago-based company supplied inflated metrics and inaccurate reports, which may have boosted sales.
Patients own their medical data
By Jessica Davis 12:50 pm October 13, 2017
The renowned author and physician-scientist highlights the hurdles to sharing data with patients and asserts that giving patients their records could save lives.
healthcare data breach
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm October 12, 2017
Patient Home Monitoring failed to lock down public access to its online server, exposing personal data of 150,000 patients.
opioid treatment pharmacist technology
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm October 11, 2017
Interoperability and workflow norms stand in the way, but convincing insurers the tech is worth the extra price tag can be the biggest obstacle.
health IT vendors working to end the opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm October 11, 2017
Several companies are working with policymakers and other vendors to replace the use of highly-addictive painkillers and reduce overprescribing.
Accenture data breach

Photo via Michael Gray, Flickr.

By Jessica Davis 03:35 pm October 10, 2017
Hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive client and company data were exposed when the tech and cloud giant accidentally left four of its AWS S3 buckets open to the public.
Cerner EHR rollout

Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Photo via Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 09:21 am October 09, 2017
The lessons learned at the final MHS Genesis EHR pilot can prove valuable as the VA moves closer to securing its own Cerner contract.
HHS, FDA, VA among 24 federal agencies with ineffective security
By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm October 06, 2017
Inspector generals and GAO have made hundreds of recommendations to these agencies about deficiencies in security controls, but many have yet to be fully implemented.

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