International health IT week in review: May 8
US standards push, UK standards strategy, NHS digital shake-up, health app safety framework, India’s Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, Withings goes B2B for RPM, smart watches for Parkinson’s, low retention rates for health apps, telehealth comparable to F2F, COVID-19 and data management
AMIA and HL7 join forces to promote interoperability standards
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 03/05/2022
The two-year collaboration will focus efforts to extend comprehensive standards for interoperability and specs such as FHIR across the healthcare community.
Draft standards and interoperability strategy is published
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 05/05/2022
The overall aim of the document is to improve levels of interoperability across the NHS and social care through the development and adoption of standards.
Matthew Gould leaves NHS England
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 04/05/2022
Up until the abolition of NHSX, the organisation had been pursuing a digital strategy broadly based around interoperability and targeted investments to raise levels of digital maturity.
ACP, ATA, ORCHA announce new framework supporting health app safety
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 04/05/2022
The Digital Health Assessment Framework includes components to analyze tools' data and privacy, clinical assurance and safety, usability and accessibility, and technical security and stability.
Digital health infra is much more difficult to implement than Aadhaar: NHA CEO
Inc42 ~ Gunja Sharan ~ 03/05/2022
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country.
Withings rolls out new remote patient monitoring program
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 02/05/2022
Withings announced its B2B division, which included its first remote patient monitoring offering, in 2019.
University Hospitals Plymouth pioneers smart watches for Parkinson’s
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 29/04/2022
Using a device, known as a Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (PKG), a patient’s movements can be closely monitored while they’re at home.
Mobile app-based health studies hampered by low participant engagement, retention rates
MobiHealthNews ~ Nathan Eddy ~ 29/04/2022
Studies using mobile health applications are hampered by significantly high participant dropout rates, although retention strategies can help maintain participant engagement, according to a study published in JMIR.
Study of 40.7M adults finds telehealth comparable for chronic conditions
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 29/04/2022
A study of 40.7 million commercially insured adults in the United States who sought care via telehealth found contrasting patterns of follow-up care between those with chronic conditions and those with acute clinical conditions.
Unique homecare EMR designed by clinicians for clinicians
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Neil Zeidenberg ~ 29/04/2022
The clinical data collected in the system can be securely shared with their partners and clients through standards-based APIs.
COVID-19 had a big impact on data management
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 29/04/2022
Hospitals in Ontario – and the rest of Canada – became aware of the importance of accurate data like never before during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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