International health IT week in review: November 12

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending November 12:

‘NHS Cyber Security Batsignal’ peer-to-peer alerting system to launch next month
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 09/11/2017

The new community-developed incident and alerting service is designed to provide immediate alerts of future cyber security incidents and enable sharing of information on how to respond.


The promise, growth, and reality of mobile health – another data-free zone
New England Journal of Medicine ~ Amira Roess ~ 08/11/2017

The use of mobile communication technologies to improve the health of individuals and populations – dubbed “mobile health,” or “mHealth” – has grown dramatically since 2008, when the term mHealth became widely used.


VA cuts 'excessive' email load to give doctors more time with patients
FierceHealthcare ~ Joanne Finnegan ~ 08/11/2017

Doctors working at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have gained an hour and a half per week to spend with patients rather than shuffling through email.


Precision medicine clinical decision support system bests oncologists
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 08/11/2017

A prominent academic medical center, a supercomputer and a California start-up came together to determine the best regimen for a patient after doctors had tried four previous times.


24-hour ‘video chat app’ aiming to slash waiting times launches across London
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 07/11/2017

The free NHS, GP at Hand service, promises to cut waiting times by allowing patients to book appointments and talk to their doctor through their smartphones.


Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make pricing info available in EHRs
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 07/11/2017

The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.


Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make pricing info available in EHRs
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 06/11/2017

The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.


AMIA announces formal collaboration with OpenNotes
Healthcare Informatics ~ David Raths ~ 06/11/2017

More than 19 million U.S. patients now have access to their providers’ notes, and at least 20 more health systems have announced plans to join the OpenNotes movement this year.


UPMC set to invest $2B in digitally based specialty facilities
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 06/11/2017

UPMC is making plans to build three digitally based specialty hospitals, looking to support their care with information technology that supports both treatment and coordination of care.


Telehealth system trialled with cancer patients in Merseyside
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 05/11/2017

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is piloting a new telehealth system allowing cancer patients to have appointments with nurses from the comfort of their own homes.


Politically connected cancer mogul faces questions over his genetic tests
Politico ~ Darius Tahir ~ 04/11/2017

Patrick Soon-Shiong touted sales of his closely scrutinized test without revealing the purchaser was on his payroll.


National digital pathology pilot announced for Scotland
Digital Health News ~ Shireen Khalil ~ 03/11/2017

The proof-of-concept pilot is designed to establish ease-of-adoption for a fully integrated and digitised national pathology service, across Scottish NHS providers.


Whistleblower lawsuit claims Epic caused hundreds of hospitals to double-bill anesthesia services
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 03/11/2017

A recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit claims Epic's billing software prompted hundreds of hospitals across the country to double-bill Medicare and Medicaid for anesthesia services, prompting "hundreds of millions of dollars" in fraudulent payments.


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