International health IT week in review: March 6

Dedalus to drop Lorenzo in UK and Ireland, Harris Computer’s Allscripts purchase, Singapore’s health supercomputer, information blocking in the US, long COVID on social media, telehealth use during pandemic, telehealth revenue, AI in DI, online paediatric care, digital health in sub-Saharan Africa, EHRs in Ireland

Dedalus to replace Lorenzo EPR with Orbis software
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 03/03/2022

Health IT giant Dedalus has announced that it will cease offering the Lorenzo electronic patient record (EPR) system in the UK and Ireland and will switch to Orbis.

Allscripts to sell hospital and large physician practice assets
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 03/03/2022

Constellation Software's N. Harris Computer Corporation could pay up to $700 million for the business segment, which includes the Sunrise, Paragon, TouchWorks, Opal and dbMotion tools.

Singapore’s healthcare to have supercomputer for medical research
Techwire Asia ~ Aaron Raj ~ 02/03/2022

Developed and deployed by SingHealth and NSCC, the supercomputer will be placed at SingHealth’s Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Campus to support medical research and innovation efforts for the cluster and healthcare researchers from across Singapore.

ONC: most information blocking claims have come from patients
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 01/03/2022

The 21st Century Cures Act prompted ONC to create a standardized process for the public to report claims of possible information blocking.

MyHealthTeams launches new tool for patients with 'long COVID'
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 01/03/2022

Patient social media startup MyHealthTeams has created a new network for individuals facing "long COVID." Dubbed myCOVIDteam, the new tool comes out of a partnership between the San Francisco company and South African payer Discovery.

About a quarter of Americans used telehealth during COVID-19
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 28/02/2022

The analysis, which focused on U.S. telehealth use between March 2020 and November 2021, found 25.6% of Americans accessed care using any type of telehealth (including video, audio-only, chat and other modalities) during this time period.

What will it take to really bring AI into the DI department?
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 28/02/2022

Scores of North American radiology departments – especially at academic centres – are experimenting with artificial intelligence and many have set up pilot projects. The impact on healthcare delivery and workflow, however, has been modest.

Clinicians launch Canada’s first virtual care service for kids
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Harley Eisman ~ 28/02/2022

Canada’s first digital pediatric healthcare platform, KixCare, is working towards providing families across the country with online pediatric care from experts through virtual consultations.

Digital health has strong potential to enable universal healthcare access
Mail & Guardian ~ Charmaine Rambire ~ 28/02/2022

For sub-Saharan Africa, these technologies have yet to prove their claim, because both the digital and healthcare landscapes are riddled with challenges.

Telehealth revenue could hit $20B in five years, say analysts
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 25/02/2022

A new report released this week from Bloomberg Intelligence predicted that the telehealth sector could bring in $20 billion in U.S. revenue by 2027.

The public want electronic health records, so what's the delay?
RTE ~ Aoife Ryan-Christensen ~ 25/02/2022

Health authorities face many technical, financial and data protection challenges in delivering an integrated digital health system in Ireland.

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