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.

Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR install will go live by 2020

Chairman Phil Roe, MD, speaks during the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on Tuesday. Credit: Veterans.house.gov

By Jessica Davis 02:41 pm June 26, 2018
But several representatives pressed the department on the “staggering” cost of the project during the VA House Committee meeting.
CMS creates CHIO position to lead interoperability push
By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm June 26, 2018
The CHIO will support health IT management and technology innovation policy within the agency, while coordinating those efforts among staff.
Outcome Health founders step down from board

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By Jessica Davis 12:53 pm June 26, 2018
Following a tumultuous year stemming from reports that claimed Outcome Health misled investors, Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal stepped down to “provide clear leadership transition.”
patient records breached at Med Associates
By Jessica Davis 12:09 pm June 20, 2018
The healthcare billing claims vendor discovered a hacker accessed an employee workstation on March 22.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
MD Anderson to pay $4.3M for HIPAA violations

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By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm June 19, 2018
The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.
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.

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