International health IT week in review: March 27

UK’s first digital health training program, US doctors use audio-only telehealth, NHS access to GP records, managing COVID at home with telehealth, fake EU Digital COVID certificates, security and remote patient monitoring, why FHIR is utterly powerful, Northern Ireland’s digital health strategy, Scotland’s medical interoperability gateway

UK’s first digital health training programme launches for NHS frontline staff
Medical Device Network ~ Kezia Parkins ~ 24/03/2022

Developed by ORCHA and the NHS, the Digital Health Academy will be available to frontline staff to improve uptake of digital health tools.

Orion Health lands huge IT project in Saudi Arabia
BusinessDesk ~ Henry Burrell ~ 25/03/2022

Orion Health is working on an IT project in Saudi Arabia that it says is the biggest of its kind in the world, serving all of the country’s 35 million people.

AMA: 69% of physicians use audio-only telehealth
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 24/03/2022

Audio-video synchronous platforms are still the most used telehealth modality, but a large proportion of physicians are also using phone-only modalities, a new AMA survey shows.

accuRx launches tool which provides instant access to GP record summary
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 24/03/2022

A new solution that allows NHS healthcare professionals to request and instantly view a summary of GP medical records with the patient’s explicit permission is currently being piloted across a handful of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

Telehealth can effectively manage COVID-19 at home, study finds
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 23/03/2022

University of Iowa researchers found that a telemonitoring program could help to reduce hospital resource utilization while allowing timely identification of disease progression.

European Commission acts against fake EU Digital COVID certificates
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 22/03/2022

New feature revokes fraudulent certificates in all members states.

Is remote patient monitoring the new cybercrime target?
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 21/03/2022

Find out why criminals are targeting patients at home, how criminals are trying to access hospital and health system RPM servers – and what CISOs and IT professionals should be doing to fight back.

Former ONC chief describes the 2 things that make FHIR ‘utterly powerful’
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 21/03/2022

Dr. Donald Rucker, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says the ability to represent data uniformly is arguably a bigger win than the ability to transmit it – and he says FHIR will be a key way of doing so.

55% of telehealth providers frustrated with overblown patient expectations
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 18/03/2022

Providers also cited their ability to provide quality care and technical difficulties as among their top frustrations with telehealth, a new survey shows.

Northern Ireland digital chief for health and care highlights key projects
UK Authority ~ Mark Say ~ 18/03/2022

Northern Ireland’s chief digital and information office for health and care has highlighted 13 key projects as crucial elements of its forthcoming strategy.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway rolls out Medical Interoperability Gateway
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 18/03/2022

The health board has completed a pilot project with Healthcare Gateway which involved connecting 31 GP practices in the region and giving real-time access to patient data.

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