International health IT week in review: February 13

Oracle’s plans for Cerner, FHIR endpoint progress, patient access to EHR notes, South Korea’s QR moves, wearables trialled for cancer care, EMR data mined for long COVID, patient pathways for elective surgery

Voice and NLP, global expansion key for Oracle-Cerner success
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 08/02/2022

It's a very rational acquisition considering that Cerner uses Oracle for its Millennium applications and EHR.

Shining a light on FHIR implementation: progress toward publishing FHIR endpoints
HealthITBuzz ~ Wes Barker et al ~ 01/02/2022

FHIR is ready for prime-time and the Cures Rule requires certain developers of certified health IT to provide a certified, FHIR API to their customer base by December 31, 2022.

Potential risks, benefits of patient access to EHR clinical notes
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 08/02/2022

Patient access to EHR clinical notes could improve malpractice liability risks through reduced medical errors and fewer diagnostic delays.

South Korea has ended contact tracing. Then what are QR check-ins for?
Korean Herald ~ Kim Arin ~ 09/02/2022

South Korea has switched to a do-it-yourself contact tracing scheme as the omicron variant changes how the outbreak is handled.

Manchester organisations join wearable health tech trial
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 08/02/2022

The Enhanced Monitoring for Better Recovery and Cancer Experience (EMBRaCE) trial in Manchester will investigate a smart ring from Oura, the Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch and the Isansys system which is worn on the chest.

CDC researchers use 2M patient records to shed new light on long COVID
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 07/02/2022

The research examined aggregated electronic health record data from more than 2 million patients who were tested for COVID-19 between March and December 2020.

Online NHS platform launched to tackle elective surgery backlog
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 07/02/2022

Patients will be able to access the new platform when it goes live via NHS.UK, and the information will be available at any point in the patient care pathway.

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