International health IT week in review: October 10

South Korea’s My HealthWay app, India’s Digital Health ID, South Africa’s vaccine certificate, Sweden’s vaccine pass, telehealth for mental health in EDs, machine learning and SDOH, HL7’s gender harmony project, Babylon to list on NYSE, CLEAR HealthPass on iPhones, ransomware implicated in child’s death

South Korea’s My HealthWay: A “digital highway” of personal health records, but to where?
BMJ ~ Junho Jung ~ 24/09/2021

By 2022, once electronic medical record (EMR) compatibility issues are resolved between institutions, all personal health records will be stored in this single app.


On Digital Health ID, proceed with caution
The Indian Express ~ K. Sujatha Rao ~ 07/10/2021

Government must weigh all pros and cons, learn from experiences of other countries to ensure that a good policy does not die due to poor implementation.


SA has launched its digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate with QR code
Business Insider SA ~ Staff writer ~ 05/10/2021

South Africa's digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate, which features a scannable QR code, has been launched by the department of health.


Covid vaccine pass: How Sweden’s e-Health Agency plans to roll out pass to more groups
The Local ~ Catherine Edwards ~ 05/10/2021

A new report from Sweden's e-Health Agency aims to pave the way for more people in Sweden to access the Covid-19 vaccine pass -- but for some groups, a solution is still some time away.


Telehealth access to mental health specialists can be a ‘game-changer’ in the ED
mHealth Intelligence ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 07/10/20231

Hospitals like Cleveland Clinic Indian River have a virtual link to behavioral health specialists to help anyone coming through the ED.


Using machine learning to extract SDOH data, EHR clinical notes
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 07/10/2021

Machine learning offers significant potential to extract social determinant of health (SDOH) data from EHR clinical notes, which may aid in the development of clinical decision support systems, according to a study published in JAMIA.


Beyond 'male, female, unknown' – informaticists propose gender-inclusive HL7 model
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 07/10/2021

The model follows more than two years of work by the HL7 Gender Harmony Project, a collaborative international effort to specify standards that can be used by systems and clinicians in the provision of care.


Gearing up to go public, Babylon CEO outlines the company's long-term game in digital health
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 05/10/2021

Once the merger is closed, the new company will become Babylon Holdings Limited and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BBLN.


CLEAR's COVID-19 verification pass will now integrate with Apple Health
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 04/10/2021

iPhone users on iOS15 can now share their COVID-19 vaccination records on the Health app with CLEAR’s Health Pass.


Lawsuit: hospital's ransomware attack led to baby's death
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 01/10/2021

The death of a baby born with complications during a 2019 ransomware attack on a Mobile, Alabama hospital – one that left clinicians unable to access electronic health records and patient monitoring systems – is intensifying the spotlight on the potentially fatal consequences of such cyber incidents.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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