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 10:21 am December 02, 2015
On Wednesday, drchrono launched what it touts as the first medical billing and business intelligence app designed specifically for the iPad. The tool allows medical practices to view claims and billing statuses from mobile devices.
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By Jessica Davis 10:57 am December 01, 2015
Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuel population health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data.
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By Jessica Davis 11:13 am November 30, 2015
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the effectiveness of IT systems as they move from volume-based to value-based care, a new report from the American Hospital Association shows.
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By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 25, 2015
The rise of cybercrime is increasing the risk of healthcare institutions seeing a drop in their credit ratings. While cyberattacks don't drive ratings, they're seen as risks in that the "timing and consequences of a successful attack are uncertain."
Hiring
By Jessica Davis 11:14 am November 24, 2015
Big majorities of health systems are increasingly looking toward IT outsourcing for complex infrastructure services, citing access to a fully-trained staff and positive return-on-investment as the chief reasons.
By Jessica Davis 09:29 am November 24, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the expansion of the USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program with $23.4 million in additional funding for 75 new projects in 31 states.
Connected people
By Jessica Davis 11:04 am November 23, 2015
Susquehanna Health System is one of the latest big providers to notch some big gains by linking EHRs and analytics across its campuses. The organization's leaders share some insights on how they're putting data to work.
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By Jessica Davis 09:47 am November 20, 2015
Recent security breaches, especially in healthcare, have put the spotlight on major companies to be diligent on revamping systems to prevent data theft. But systems aren't designed to be user-friendly and are too complicated for many healthcare professionals.
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By Jessica Davis 05:44 am November 20, 2015
Technology has the "ability to change the marketplace" and the market is set to expand even further over the next two years. Companies are recognizing the shift to consumer-based care and moving toward a more integrated approach.
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By Jessica Davis 10:45 am November 19, 2015
Apixio announced today the release of its new cognitive computing platform, Iris, which it says will bring advanced data insights to healthcare by extracting and analyzing medical data previously trapped in electronic health records.

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