International health IT week in review: May 13

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 13: Industry loves Apple, VA decision on $16b EHR, NHS Digital data sharing, telehealth for tuberculosis, nurse snoops on ED records, Isle of Wight shares records, health IT disaster response, Allscripts buys patient engagement firm

Health systems share Apple Health Records feedback
MedCity News ~ Stephanie Baum ~ 10/05/2018

The most interesting responses were to questions focused on the potential of Apple’s health record technology, the experience so far coupled with hurdles providers face, challenges Apple faces and the likelihood of success.


Acting VA secretary to make Cerner EHR acquisition decision by May 28
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/05/2018

Robert Wilkie, the acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will make an acquisition decision by May 28 regarding the VA’s plans to purchase a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health record from Cerner to replace its legacy system, according to a senior agency official


White House might eliminate cyber coordinator role
Healthcare Info Security ~ Mathew J Schwartz ~ 10/05/2018

Adequately tracking the arrival and departure - ouster, resignation, fall from grace - of officials in President Donald Trump's White House might be best suited to real-time, multidimensional flowcharts.


Government tightens grip on NHS Digital’s sharing of non-clinical patient data
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 10/05/2018

The government has significantly revised an agreement which allows NHS Digital to share non-clinical patient information with the Home Office


SAP, Cerner team up to develop next-gen EHR for European hospitals
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 09/05/2018

Regulations are different internationally and electronic health record systems made in America are too pricey for the rest of the world.


Grace Hospital nurse snooped on 1,600 records
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 09/05/2018

Officials at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say an extensive audit was conducted and found more than 1,600 patients were affected by a data breach at Grace Hospital.


Isle of Wight says ‘alwight’ to shared care records
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 08/05/2018

Staff at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and 16 local GP surgeries are now able to access the shared record from within their own patient management systems.


KLAS: early adopters of Apple Health Records see immediate positive impact
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 08/05/2018

A new report from KLAS Research gather feedback from executives at all 12 of the early adopter health systems that partnered with Apple through the beta process to validate the significance of Apple’s move.


Healthcare workers watch TB patients take meds with app
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/05/2018

A pilot study of a video-based smartphone app at three tuberculosis clinics in Maryland has demonstrated that using the technology can serve as a substitute for a daily in-person visit by a healthcare worker, which is required for TB treatment.


The Sequoia Project developing nationwide health IT disaster response platform
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 07/05/2018

The Sequoia Project, in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is developing a nationwide deployment plan for the health IT disaster response platform known as the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE).


Florida county addresses behavioral health shortage with free telehealth services
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 04/05/2018

Free mental health services, including medications, are now available to an estimated 84,000 low-income, uninsured Polk County residents, courtesy of a voter-approved half-cent sales tax for indigent health care.


Allscripts looks to expand patient engagement line with HealthGrid buy
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 04/05/2018

Health IT vendor Allscripts is continuing its buying spree with its announcement on Thursday that it is acquiring HealthGrid Holding Company, a mobile enterprise patient engagement platform business, for $60 million in cash plus $50 million in earnout payments based on certain revenue targets.


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