International health IT week in review: July 18

Vaccine passports roll out, telehealth use plateaus, South African digital health record and Covid, Denmark’s secure digital mail system, Induction Healthcare buys Attend Anywhere, US trustede exchange framework, Teladoc in Microsoft Teams, identity and access management, SMART health card verifier, wearables for long Covid

Can vaccine passports actually work?
Slate ~ Maria Carnovale ~ 14/07/2021

COVID-19 passports are digital systems that provide proof that their holder constitutes a low risk to public health.


Report: Telehealth use plateaus, but still 38 times higher than pre-pandemic levels
MedCity News ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 11/07/2021

Though telehealth use has dropped since hitting its peak last April, it has stabilized at a much higher level than before the pandemic, says a new report.


Registration for 35-49 age group to get the Covid-19 vaccine opens
IOL ~ Xolile Bhengu ~ 15/07/2021

“We need more people to register for the vaccine as it is also good for creating the South African digital health record, which in turn is good for the implementation of National Health Insurance.”


Children aged 12-15 in Denmark begin Covid-19 vaccination
The Local ~ Staff writer ~ 15/07/2021

Invitations are sent via the Eboks secure digital mail system.


Induction Healthcare acquires video consultation firm Attend Anywhere
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 15/07/2021

The acquisition will bring together Induction Healthcare’s virtual care platform with Attend Anywhere’s solution, which is used by 90% of NHS trusts across the UK.


ONC says TEFCA will be live in 2022
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 15/07/2021

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced this week that the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, or TEFCA, will be live in 2022.


Teladoc strikes integration with Microsoft Teams
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 15/07/2021

It plans to offer Teladoc’s virtual care platform for hospitals through its video conferencing software, Microsoft Teams.


Why it's time to reassess IAM in healthcare
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 15/07/2021

As cyberattacks continue to surge, federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations of the importance of implementing strong identity and access management practices, policies and controls.


COVID-19 vaccine credential app now available for small businesses, schools
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 09/07/2021

The SMART Health Card Verifier is aimed at allowing users to quickly verify an individual's vaccination status.


Wearables detect lingering effects of Covid-19 infection
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 09/07/2021

A study by the Scripps Research Institute used wearables to track the long-term effects after Covid-19 infection. On average, it took months for people’s resting heart rates to return to baseline.


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