International health IT week in review: May 15

European Health Data Space, Germany’s digital health efforts ‘flailing’, 25x5 initiative to optimise EMR charting, HIMSS level 7 and better care, global clinician burnout, ophthalmology PMS hack, clinical texting, Canada’s national ePrescribing solution, US national patient identifier ban, Tennessee criminalises medical abortion by telehealth

EU ready to spend €2.5 billion on hub for health-care data
Bloomberg ~ Jillian Deutsch and Lyubov Pronina ~ 03/05/2022

The EU’s European Health Data Space aims to get citizens access to their e-prescriptions and health records online.

Germany’s digital health efforts are flailing
Politico ~ Ashleigh Furlong and Douglas Busvine ~ 12/05/2022

Germany may be known for its efficiency, but that's not true when it comes to the digitalization of its health system.

With 25x5 initiative, AMIA sets sights on tackling clinical documentation burden
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 12/05/2022

In collaboration with Columbia and Vanderbilt, the medical informatics group seeks to optimize EHR charting and reduce burden on U.S. clinicians by 75% by 2025.

HIMSS Level 7 ‘not a badge for IT’ for Royal Free London
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 12/05/2022

The chief digital officer at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has said that the trust has treated a recent HIMSS Level 7 accreditation as “not a badge for IT” but rather a “proxy for better care”.

KLAS: Clinician burnout is a worldwide problem
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 12/05/2022

Researchers found that clinicians in the Middle East report the highest EHR satisfaction, while European clinicians are the least satisfied.

Cloud-based EHR vendor hack affects eye care practices
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 12/05/2022

A hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records vendor involving the deletion of databases and systems configuration data has so far affected multiple ophthalmology practice clients and about 100,000 or more of their patients.

Clinical texting is a 'double-edged sword,' Regenstrief study finds
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 11/05/2022

"Why should we have emojis?" one study participant said, reflecting frustration with the lack of shared understanding about texting systems.

ELNA Medical clinics in Alberta roll out PrescribeIT
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 11/05/2022

PrescibeIT, Canada’s national e-prescribing solution, enables prescribers to send prescriptions and renewals seamlessly and electronically to a patient’s pharmacy of choice, resulting in more efficient patient care, enhanced safety and improved communication between pharmacists and physicians.

Healthcare orgs call congress to remove national patient identifier ban
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 09/05/2022

Over 100 healthcare organizations signed a letter urging Congress to remove language in a bill that prohibits the use of federal dollars to adopt a national patient identifier standard.

Tennessee criminalizes abortion via telehealth
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 09/05/2022

Those who violate the in-person requirement for providing medication abortions could face a fine of up to $50,000.

Allscripts CEO resigns, company leaders focus on Veradigm Health IT
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 09/05/2022

Health IT vendor Allscripts will usher in its “next generation of leaders” to focus on its Veradigm business segment.

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