Jessica Davis

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

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.
Leo Scanlon at a hearing talking about HHS healthcare cybersecurity

Leo Scanlon at a hearing examining the role of HHS in healthcare cybersecurity, on June 8, 2017. Credit: Energy & Commerce Committee

By Jessica Davis 11:45 am June 06, 2018
House and Senate committees criticize department with essentially the same case sidelined Deputy CISO Leo Scanlon made in March.
MyHeritage genealogy website breached
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 05, 2018
The breach was contained to hashed passwords and usernames, but the DNA testing service site didn’t waste time notifying its users of the security incident.
Epic EHR contract with UI Health upheld by Illinois court

UI Health in Chicago will spend $62 million over seven years to roll out the Epic EHR. Photo via UI Health

By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm June 05, 2018
Since the Illinois health system signed with Epic in September, Cerner repeatedly challenged the contract for a conflict of interest and an unfair bidding process.

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