International health IT week in review: February 6

Indonesia’s plans for digital health transformation, funding for India’s digital health system, adopting and implementing digital tools in large health organisations, NHS Digital merger details, tech for NHS England’s integrated care systems, migrating veterans’ data from VistA to Cerner, lobbying for telehealth extension

Ministry reveals challenges to digitize health services in Indonesia
Antara ~ Arnidhya Z, Kenzu T ~ 03/02/2022

In 2022, the Health Ministry plans to develop a big data system that is based on integrated electronic health records.

Union budget 2022: Centre to stress on digital health care
Hindustan Times ~ Rhythma Kaul ~ 02/02/2022

India will digitise the country’s health care delivery system by building registries of health providers and facilities, providing unique health identity to all residents, preparing a consent framework and ensuring universal access to health care.

Deploying digital health tools within large, complex health systems: key considerations for adoption and implementation
Nature Digital Medicine ~ Jason S Marwaha et al ~ 27/01/2022

The adoption and implementation of digital health tools at an enterprise level is a challenge; few strategies exist to help tools cross the chasm from clinical validation to integration within the workflows of a large health system.

Interim arrangements for NHS Digital and NHSX merger are revealed
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 02/02/2022

The changes involve the systematic dismantling of NHSX, as NHS England and Improvement begins to align digital and improvement teams.

System C prepares for nationwide launch of an ICS ready EPR
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 02/02/2022

The Alliance’s experience in remote patient monitoring means patient data can be uploaded into the EPR from home and care home settings, enabling the creation of virtual wards.

Watchdog: VA did not ensure quality of migrated data in EHR modernization efforts
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 02/02/2022

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that clinicians faced challenges regarding the accuracy, accessibility and appropriateness of patient information.

Dozens of U.S. legislators push for telehealth coverage expansion
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 31/01/2022

A bipartisan group of 45 elected officials asked congressional leadership to include a short-term extension of Medicare services in government funding legislation.

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