Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor for Healthcare IT News, exclusively covering cybersecurity and government policy. She writes the bi-weekly HITN Cybersecurity Checkup and is lead editor for Women in Health IT.

HIPAA compliance audit paper.
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am September 21, 2018
Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital let ABC film a documentary on site without obtaining patient authorization.
Blue Cross Blue Shield building exterior with logos
By Jessica Davis 09:30 am September 21, 2018
An employee uploaded a file containing member information to a public-facing website in April, but officials did not discover the error until July.
email inbox

A new study finds one in every hundred emails sent around the globe has malicious intent.

By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm September 19, 2018
Drafted by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, the guidance provides insight into preventing phishing attacks, bolstering third-party management and other security threats.
veterans affairs booth at HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 12:36 pm September 18, 2018
Beginning Sept. 21, VA will start accepting proposals for contractors to handle the technical and administrative services of its legacy EHR.
GAO Carol Harris testifying at House VA hearing

Carol Harris from the GAO testifies at the House VA Subcommittee on Thursday. Credit: HouseVetAffairs

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm September 14, 2018
The first House VA Subcommittee on Technology Modernization hearing revealed that officials and congressional members are not on the same page when it comes to governance.
pregnant woman getting an ultrasound
By Jessica Davis 02:42 pm September 13, 2018
The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was able to restore data from backups, and with help from a cybersecurity firm wipe the virus from the infected server.
David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am September 12, 2018
Former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD will join Dakotas-based Sanford Health as chief innovation officer.
Nancy Pratt headshot
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm September 10, 2018
Nancy Pratt also shares the biggest issues facing women in health IT and says the entire industry is responsible for helping providers and hospitals improve patient care.
Shiny object glass orb perched on rock concept art
By Jessica Davis 09:31 am September 07, 2018
Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.
James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs

James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs. Credit: Senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm September 06, 2018
During the Wednesday confirmation hearing, James Gfrerer said he’d also be an advocate for maintaining VistA during the 10-year process to implement the new Cerner EHR.

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