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.

WannaCry and Petya 1 year later
By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm June 29, 2018
Healthcare providers are investing more in cybersecurity, but an increase in threat sophistication and new bad actors mean the industry is still not ready for the next big global cyberattack.
CMS interoperability requirements
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 28, 2018
While Intel, Beth Israel Deaconess and others threw their support behind the CMS proposed plan to make interoperability mandatory for Medicaid and Medicare billing, AHA and other stakeholders slammed the proposal as “premature” and “duplicative.”
VA secretary hearing about EHR, Cerner

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By Jessica Davis 11:54 am June 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the veterans’ agency, Robert Wilkie, also says he would not privatize veterans’ healthcare if confirmed.
VA VistA EHR review by GAO
By Jessica Davis 09:35 am June 28, 2018
The amount averages about $1 billion a year, less than the projected $16 billion for the Cerner platform -- which Congressional members say doesn’t encompass the whole price tag.
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.

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