Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

audit Medicaid telehealth payments
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm November 20, 2017
The increase in the use of telehealth in the healthcare sector have prompted the HHS watchdog to evaluate compliance with reimbursement requirements.
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
HHS names three new members to HIT Advisory Committee

Leslie Lenert, MD, Clem J. McDonald, MD and Robert Wah, MD, were all named to the HIT Advisory Committee.

By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm November 17, 2017
As established by the 21st Century Cures Act, the committee is tasked with creating policies, standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria for health technology.
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 17, 2017
The class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the estate of a cancer patient, claimed he was unable to determine when cancer symptoms began due to the EHR vendor’s faulty software.
antivirus software
By Jessica Davis 04:34 pm November 16, 2017
A Ponemon Institute report predicts 35 percent of cyberattacks to be fileless in 2018, and these attacks are nearly 10 times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks.
House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
Hospital sues Leapfrog over safety grade
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am November 15, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital alleges Leapfrog used inaccurate information about CPOE data when it lowered the hospital's patient safety grade in a report.
Epic EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm November 14, 2017
The collaboration connects the patient records of UC San Diego Health and UC Irvine -- along with UC Riverside Health clinics -- on one collaborative platform.

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