Jessica Davis

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

patient records breached at Med Associates
By Jessica Davis 12:09 pm June 20, 2018
The healthcare billing claims vendor discovered a hacker accessed an employee workstation on March 22.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
MD Anderson to pay $4.3M for HIPAA violations

Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm June 19, 2018
The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.
John Halamka speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday

John Halamka, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am June 19, 2018
While there are challenges to fully utilizing FHIR, the specification will support workflows and provider experience between the organizations and multiple EHRs, Halamka said at HL7’s DevDays.
Jane Harper said during the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco

Jane Harper speaking during the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco.

By Jessica Davis 04:04 pm June 18, 2018
Organizations should treat the third-party vendor relationship like a marriage, continuing to assess and manage compliance, Henry Ford Health System’s Privacy and Security Director says.
Theresa Payton will speak at the upcoming HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Boston in October.
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm June 18, 2018
The first female U.S. chief information officer, star of the CBS show "Hunted" and Fortalice Solutions CEO Theresa Payton will speak at the upcoming Boston event in October. 
Kaspersky yanks Europol participation

U.S. intelligence agencies testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11 about their lack of confidence in Kaspersky software. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm June 14, 2018
While fighting conspiracy allegations for more than a year, Kaspersky had continued to work with law enforcement to fight ransomware and other threats, including the global WannaCry attack.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
overcoming gender pay gap
By Jessica Davis 09:34 am June 11, 2018
Via Oncology’s General Manager opens up about her own journey to find confidence in new roles, think outside of her comfort zone and lean on the support from leadership to find success in health IT.
Colorado passes new 30-day notification data protection law
By Jessica Davis 01:08 pm June 07, 2018
The month-long window is the shortest turnaround from a state and doesn’t exempt the healthcare sector, effectively giving Colorado providers just half the time required by HIPAA to report.

The Daily Brief Newsletter