International health IT week in review: June 19

Oracle’s big plans for national database after $28b Cerner purchase, Millennium EMR to be modernised, SMS for vaccine patient outreach, Palantir eyes off NHS contract, massive attack on Eye Care Leaders, ResMed buys another software company, monitoring Parkinson’s on Apple Watch, Mayo Clinic Platform and AI, health data strategy for England

Health IT execs skeptical of Oracle's lofty vision to build national medical records system
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 14/06/2022

Ellison's announcement last week, on the heels of its $28 billion deal to pick up the electronic health record company, was met by a healthy dose of skepticism by interoperability experts who have been striving for years to build technical "roadways" to make it easier to access and share health data.


Oracle’s Cerner acquisition set to transform EHR usability
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 15/06/2022

Oracle and Cerner will modernize the Millennium EHR system through a voice-user interface and integrated telehealth module.


Is text messaging the best patient outreach tool for COVID-19 vaccines?
Patient Engagement HIT ~ Sarai Rodriguez ~ 15/06/2022

Researchers found that text messages were just as effective as phone calls, with both COVID-19 vaccine patient outreach strategies yielding the same response rate of nearly 3 percent.


Second NHS official to join Palantir as it guns for £360m contract
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 16/06/2022

A second NHS official is set to join for Palantir after it was reported that the US software company has emerged as a “front-runner” for a £360million contract.


Another 1.3m patients added to data breach tally of ransomware attack on Eye Care Leaders
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 16/06/2022

ECL is a cloud-based, ophthalmology-specific electronic health record (EHR) and practice management vendor based in North Carolina.


ResMed to acquire German out-of-hospital software company Medifox Dan for $1 billion
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 15/06/2022

The company acquired EHR maker MatrixCare in 2018 and post-acute software company Brightree in 2016, which both still operate as their own brands. ResMed has also acquired digital respiratory health company Propeller Health.


FDA approves smartwatch-based solution to monitor Parkinson’s disease
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 15/06/2022

StrivePD obtains data from the Apple Movement Disorder API, collecting information regarding tremors and dyskinetic symptoms.


Cross-border system launched to unify digital health standards in the Nordics
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 14/06/2022

The programme will allow healthcare providers across five countries to evaluate and identify trusted technologies.


Mayo Clinic Platform working with BD for post-market device surveillance
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 14/06/2022

Becton, Dickinson and Company will gain access to de-identified real-world evidence from Mayo Clinic Platform_Discover, using AI for insights into medical device safety and security in order to streamline its regulatory submissions.


Medical center ransomware attack affects 700,000
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 14/06/2022

An Arizona medical center that suffered a ransomware attack in April has begun notifying 700,000 individuals of a data breach compromising sensitive medical and personal information.


New health data strategy announced for England
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 13/06/2022

The strategy moves towards restoring public confidence in the use of health data, after a plan to share patients' GP records with third parties was postponed indefinitely last year due to privacy fears.


Oracle, Cerner plan to build national medical records database as Larry Ellison pitches bold vision for healthcare
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 10/06/2022

Oracle's chairman Larry Ellison outlined a bold vision Thursday for the database giant to use the combined tech power of Oracle and Cerner to make access to medical records more seamless.


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