International health IT week in review: March 20

Microsoft adds virtual care to Teams, can a hospital run safely without an EMR, machine learning tool for COVID death risk, telehealth a barrier to showing empathy to patients, first health organisation achieves triple HIMSS level 7 status, US standard for voluntary national patient credential

Microsoft Teams adds new virtual care features
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 16/03/2022

The features, which include enabling organizations to collect patient triage information, and access analytics, aim to enhance the virtual visit experience within Teams.

King’s College CEO says hospitals can’t run ‘safely’ without an EPR
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 16/03/2022

The CEO at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has said that he believes that in this day and age, hospitals are not able to be run “safely” without an electronic patient record (EPR).

New machine learning tool can help predict COVID-19 death risk
Health IT Analytics ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 15/03/2022

Researchers from Yale University developed a machine learning tool that provides a new detailed perspective of COVID-19 and the types of cells that link the disease to mortality.

Global survey: More than half of clinicians say telehealth harms their ability to show empathy towards patients
MedCity News ~ Emma Bardin ~ 15/03/2022

The global survey conducted by Elsevier Health also explored attitudes toward technology adoption, current issues driving change and offer predictions of what being a clinician may look like in 10 years.

Intermountain first to triple HIMSS Stage 7 status
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 15/03/2022

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is the first health system in the world to earn three-time Stage 7 status under new HIMSS' new requirements for validating organizations' use of electronic medical records and data to boost care quality and patient outcomes.

DirectTrust developing standard for voluntary national patient credential and matching ecosystem
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 15/03/2022

The new standard will define electronic interactions among identity providers, electronic health record systems, health information exchanges, health information networks and a record locator service.

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