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.

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By Jessica Davis 09:50 am October 01, 2018
Take our quick survey and we’ll report the results back so you can learn about what your peers are seeing in terms of breaches, hacks and other cybersecurity events. 
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By Jessica Davis 09:00 am October 01, 2018
As seen with Nuance and the Allscripts lawsuit, when a breach or cyber incident occurs – like ransomware or network outage – an organization can face serious ramifications for failing to be transparent about what happened.
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By Jessica Davis 12:46 pm September 27, 2018
Veterans Affairs selected the Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 in the Pacific Northwest for the initial pilot site, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at the “State of the VA” hearing.
By Jessica Davis 05:04 pm September 25, 2018
Faye Wattleton, co-head of Buffkin/Baker’s governance practice, shares how boardroom diversity is more than cosmetic: It enhances debate and perspective, including issues like women’s health.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.

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