International health IT week in review: December 5

Cross-border information sharing international patient summary, patient portals help early discharge, Ireland’s digital health plans, Zoom integration with Cerner EMR, digitising social care in the UK, talking prescription labels for visually impaired

In a boost to interoperability, SNOMED CT to power IPS sub-ontology
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 29/11/2021

SNOMED International says it will create and release an openly available International Patient Summary sub-ontology in the first half of 2022, aimed at promoting cross-border information sharing.


Patients with active patient portals get out of the hospital faster, Epic data shows
FierceHealthcare ~ Anastassia Gliadkovskaya ~ 29/11/2021

Patients with an active patient portal are more likely to have shorter hospital stays, according to a new study based on data from electronic health record giant Epic.


SFI’s Adapt Centre partners with HSE to deliver tech tools for healthcare
Silicon Republic ~ Blathnaid O’Dea ~ 02/12/2021

Ireland could be a European leader in digital health by 2026, according to the HSE’s director of digital transformation and information.


Zoom announces Cerner EHR integration for telehealth services
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 02/12/2021

Healthcare organizations that use Cerner EHR systems will be able to launch secure Zoom virtual visits directly within their workflows.


Government white paper commits to more digital care records
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 01/12/2021

A government white paper has committed to ensuring that at least 80% of social care providers have a digitised care record in place by March 2024.


CVS expands 'talking' prescription labels to all locations to support visually impaired patients
FierceHealthcare ~ Rebecca Torrance ~ 30/11/2021

CVS Pharmacy is expanding an in-app feature for visually impaired patients, which reads prescription information out loud, to all of its nearly 10,000 U.S. locations.


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