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.

David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am September 12, 2018
Former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD will join Dakotas-based Sanford Health as chief innovation officer.
Nancy Pratt headshot
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm September 10, 2018
Nancy Pratt also shares the biggest issues facing women in health IT and says the entire industry is responsible for helping providers and hospitals improve patient care.
Shiny object glass orb perched on rock concept art
By Jessica Davis 09:31 am September 07, 2018
Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.
James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs
By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm September 06, 2018
During the Wednesday confirmation hearing, James Gfrerer said he’d also be an advocate for maintaining VistA during the 10-year process to implement the new Cerner EHR.
Ryuk ransomware
By Jessica Davis 03:26 pm September 05, 2018
Similar to the notorious SamSam variant that has wreaked havoc on the healthcare sector, the new ransomware only infects crucial assets and resources.
veterans affairs
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am September 05, 2018
Our poll results were tight with no clear opinion on whether the EHR project should be put on hold until new IT leadership is in place, but the majority are concerned with the current trajectory.
us capital building in washington, dc
By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 31, 2018
The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history.
Government Accountability Office exterior building sign
By Jessica Davis 03:41 pm August 29, 2018
Included in an amendment to the Senate appropriations bill, the accountability office would be required to assess any underlying issues that would impact future deployments of the Cerner EHR.
By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm August 28, 2018
To VirtualHealth’s Sheela Ramamurthy, technology that works in the background to create a full picture of the patient will greatly impact the sickest, most vulnerable care populations.
workers sitting in a row waiting for job interview
By Jessica Davis 01:20 pm August 28, 2018
An executive recruitment firm Buffkin/Baker partner predicts more CEO roles for women in the near future; to position themselves women should focus on finance -- and commanding an audience.

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