International health IT week in review: February 27

International vaccine certificate recognition, US vaccine pass, digital health plan for NHS England, online portal to return elective surgery to normal, EPRs for NHS Trusts, NIST guide to telehealth and RPM, racial bias in medical records, “transformative year” for health IT, says Micky Tripathi

WHO making moves on international vaccine 'passport'
Politico ~ Daniel Payne ~ 24/02/2022

The World Health Organization will convene member states and leaders of Covid-19 immunization credential technology groups to recognize different vaccine certificates across nations and regions.

A national vaccine pass has quietly rolled out – and red states are getting on board
Forbes ~ Suzanne Rowan Kelleher ~ 24/02/2022

Even as the omicron variant loosens its grip on the world, destinations continue to require travelers to show proof of vaccination. And, increasingly, a paper CDC vaccination card is not cutting it.

Health secretary promises first ‘digital health plan’ this spring
Nursing Times ~ Staff writer ~ 24/02/2022

It will cover how the government plans to drive “digital change” across the NHS and social care, and build on lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS online platform to tackle elective surgery backlog is launched
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 24/02/2022

My Planned Care will enable patients and their carers to access information ahead of their planned appointment, operation or treatment through the touch of a button.

Sajid Javid wants 90% of NHS trusts to have an EPR by December 2023
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 24/02/2022

The secretary of state for health and social care has said he wants 90% of NHS trusts to have an electronic patient record (EPR) in place by December 2023.

Feds release final guidance on telehealth, RPM security
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 24/02/2022

The NIST guide is intended to help identify risks associated with remote patient monitoring architecture and ensure healthcare organizations are partnering with appropriate telehealth platform providers.

Negative stereotypes disproportionately affect Black patients’ medical records
MedCity News ~ Emma Bardin ~ 22/02/2022

The study found that Black patients were labeled "nonadherent" or "noncompliant" more often than their white counterparts and their pain undertreated.

Delivering on the promise of health information technology in 2022
Health Affairs ~ Micky Tripathi ~ 22/02/2022

This year will be a transformative year. Policy and technical infrastructure needed for information sharing at a nationwide scale will become a reality.

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