International health IT week in review: April 3

Digital health training for Canadian clinicians, health IT in Ireland, flash glucose monitors for T1D, ePHR for migrants proves worth, remote pulse oximetry monitoring, medical device security, telementoring cuts admissions, US VA Cerner roll-out, Epic enters CRM market

Canada-wide initiative will prepare trainees and early career researchers to be future leaders in digital health solutions for older adults
Yahoo News ~ Staff writer ~ 01/04/2022

A new federally-funded national training platform will equip graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers to accelerate the delivery of digital health solutions for older Canadians with complex health needs and their caregivers.

Healthcare lagged behind on digital transformation – but Covid changed that
Silicon Republic ~ Staff writer ~ 31/03/2022

Clanwilliam Group’s Jennifer Hughes discusses the acceleration of health-tech and the ‘primary concern’ of security.

All Type 1 diabetes patients eligible for new technology
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 31/03/2022

The flash glucose monitors are wearable gadgets, the size of a £2 coin, that allow people to check their glucose levels more easily and regularly by scanning a sensor that sits comfortably on the arm, in one second.

An electronic registry system to improve the health of the migrant population
EurekAlert ~ Staff writer ~ 30/03/2022

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed an electronic personal health record (ePHR) and implemented it in eight southern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, and Greece).

Remote pulse oximetry monitoring could help spot signs of deterioration in COVID-19 patients
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 29/03/2022

A systematic review published in the Lancet found that RPM for COVID-19 patients could help triage a patient's condition, but did not necessarily link to a better health outcome.

FDA, OIG HHS budget requests focus on improving medical device security, infrastructure
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 29/03/2022

The FDA is seeking a $5 million budget increase to improve the safety and security of medical devices, while HHS is requesting $20 million for cybersecurity improvements and info blocking enforcement activities.

Project ECHO program cut hospital admissions among diabetics by 44%
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 28/03/2022

The telementoring program operated by Rutgers medical school helped Medicaid patients with diabetes avoid hospitalizations, a new study shows.

Fiscal 2023 budget includes $1.8b for VA Cerner EHRM project
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 28/03/2022

If approved by lawmakers, the budget would also provide VA's Office of Information Technology with an additional $5.8 billion to support cybersecurity, financial management transformation, claims automation, and the infrastructure readiness program, according to the White House.

With tech launches, Epic Systems looks to future of healthcare accessibility
Wisconsin State Journal ~ Emilie Heidemann ~ 26/03/2022

Dane County’s largest employer recently launched its first-ever customer relationship management technology for health systems called Cheers.

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