International health IT week in review: April 10

NHS England’s federated data platform, US’s Covid-era telehealth rules, trusted research environments for sharing data, California HIE, virtual GP care in Ireland, how to build a virtual ICU, EMR data for personalised care, Denmark’s digital mail service

NHS England planning to develop a £240million ‘Federated Data Platform’
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 06/04/2022

The data platform will be an “essential enabler to transformational improvements” across the NHS and will be an “ecosystem of technologies and services”.

What’s at stake if Congress doesn’t extend Covid-era telehealth rules?
MedCity News ~ Amanda James ~ 07/04/2022

Congress will have to debate whether pandemic era telehealth reimbursement and relaxation of rules should be made permanent.

Goldacre recommends Trusted Research Environments become ‘the norm’
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 07/04/2022

TREs, also known as ‘data safe havens’ are described as a secure space for researchers to access sensitive data and are based on the idea that researchers should access and use data within a single secure environment.

California set to launch statewide health information exchange
EHR Intelligence ~ Sarai Rodriguez ~ 07/04/2022

The statewide health information exchange will streamline patient data exchange across California’s 58 counties, improving interoperability and care coordination.

Elderly Irish embracing tech to visit GPs online post-pandemic
The Irish Sun ~ Niamh Anderson ~ 06/04/2022

The oldest user of an online GP service in Ireland is almost 100, according to the CEO of digital medical service

Building a virtual ICU depends on politicking and persuasion
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 06/04/2022

At HIMSS22, Schwartz gave an in-depth look at some of the challenging human factors that figured into such a momentous achievement – the cajoling and convincing and arguing and arm-twisting that it took to get the complex, paradigm-shifting telehealth program up and running.

EHR integration boosts inpatient clinical documentation of care goals
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 05/04/2022

A communication-priming EHR integration helped increase clinical documentation of care goals for hospitalized patients with serious illnesses.

New AI method analyzes EHR data to develop personalized Type 2 diabetes care
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 01/04/2022

University of Utah researchers had worked with Hitachi for several years to develop a pharmacotherapy selection system for diabetes treatment, but a lack of sufficient data meant that it wasn't always able to accurately predict more complex and less prevalent treatment patterns.

What you need to know about Denmark’s new digital mail service
The Local ~ Staff writer ~ 21/03/2022

The new system enables users to read and respond to their digital post from authorities, while they will also be able to access their medical records and pay bills using the service.

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