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.

By Jessica Davis 10:20 am December 11, 2015
More than 720 data breaches occurred this year, and the top seven cyber attacks alone have left more than 193 million personal records open to fraud and identity theft.
By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm December 10, 2015
Tufts Medical Center has announced a plan to bring virtual reality to patient care, giving prospective patients a detailed view of the pre-procedural process, complete with a 360-degree view of the medical facility and staff.
Stethoscope on keyboard
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am December 10, 2015
The constant for 2016 will be a rise in patient engagement in HIEs, along with a drastic increase in security measures to prevent breaches, as the healthcare industry moves toward a more patient-centered mission.
DNA
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am December 09, 2015
Putting population health into practice has been challenging for many institutions, as all data is based on 'basic determinants.' Success will be based on new technologies, like genomic and real-time data, as institutions move toward community-based models.
Trophy
By Jessica Davis 10:53 am December 08, 2015
HealthNet, Indiana's largest federally-qualified health center, has been selected as a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient, while HIMSS Analytics has honored 76 Hattiesburg clinics in Mississippi for attaining Stage 7 on it Ambulatory EMRAM.
doctor at computer
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am December 07, 2015
CMS announced the first mandatory test of shared-risk, outcomes-based payment model and the first initiative to make hospitals financially-responsible for patient recovery, 90-days after a knee or hip replacement surgery; it goes into effect April 2016.
DNA
By Jessica Davis 10:47 am December 04, 2015
An international group of scientists is calling for a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome, stating it would be "irresponsible to proceed" without a broad societal consensus about the appropriateness.
Magnifying glass on laptop
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am December 04, 2015
Triple-S Management Corporation has agreed to settle potential HIPAA violations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to the tune of $3.5 million, after repeatedly failing to put safeguards in place for its beneficiaries' PHI.
Money and tech
By Jessica Davis 04:20 pm December 03, 2015
HIMSS on Thursday launched its Value Score program, touting it as the first international IT quality measurement for healthcare providers that factors in technological, clinical and financial outcomes.
By Jessica Davis 10:29 am December 03, 2015
Fewer than half of U.S. hospitals support an infrastructure capable of two-factor authentication, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported in November, while 35 percent of critical access hospitals and 40 percent of small rural hospitals report the lowest levels of capability.

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