International health IT week in review: January 30

Digital health investment bubble, Oracle’s Cerner buy dissected, HoloLens in aged care, US trusted exchange framework, IBM Watson Health carved up, mental health mobile apps don’t stack up, virtual care can reduce ED presentations

Investors disagree on whether digital health is in a bubble after another record funding haul in 2021
MedCity News ~ Arundhati Parmar ~ 20/01/2022

Everyone agreed on one thing though: valuations need to come down.

Can Oracle make Cerner's EHR sing? CIOs and analysts chime in
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 21/01/2022

Big Tech has a proven track record of building consumer-friendly technologies. But will this deal extend that expertise to electronic health records, and improve the provider experience for physicians and nurses?

Care home using Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 to help clinically vulnerable
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 24/01/2022

A care home in Cumbria has been using Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 technology to allow clinically vulnerable residents to be seen by their GPs without leaving their home.

So TEFCA is live. Now what?
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 24/01/2022

Former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Don Rucker discusses what's next for interoperability and why he sees TEFCA as a "solid first step."

IBM to sell Watson Health assets to Francisco Partners
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 21/01/2022

With the acquisition, Francisco Partners will acquire "extensive and diverse" datasets and technology products amassed and built by IBM and its various healthcare acquisitions over the years.

Convincing evidence' of efficacy still lacking for mobile mental health interventions
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 21/01/2022

After examining results from 14 meta-analyses representing 145 randomized controlled trials, researchers said they failed to find convincing evidence of efficacy.

Cigna study: Virtual care can reduce unnecessary ER, urgent care visits by 19%
FierceHealthcare ~ Paige Minemyer ~ 21/01/2022

Integrating virtual care can save the healthcare system significant amounts of money, as well as avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency department or urgent care center, according to a new study from Cigna.

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