International health IT week in review: April 24

Rating system for health apps, Meditech’s genomic EMR solution, India’s digital health potential, Hive ransomware threat, hand-held sonography, AI aids colonoscopies, medical device security, EMR satisfaction, telehealth for veteran mental health, Epic’s Garden Plot, $4b digital health start-up over-promises and under-delivers

Rating system for health-related smartphone apps may be beneficial
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 20/04/2022

A rating system can help lead clinicians to a smartphone application that can benefit certain patients by winnowing the exhaustive list of available apps down to a few for clinicians to consider, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Meditech’s genomic solution, which provides a patient’s full genetic history in their EHR, is now live
MedCity News ~ Michael Schroeder ~ 20/04/2022

It allows providers to analyze and parse genetic results into actionable data that is displayed directly in patient charts.

NHA invites innovative solutions for India’s digital health ecosystem
The Hindu ~ Bindu Shajan Perappadan ~ 14/04/2022

The National Health Authority (NHA), the implementing agency for the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), has extended an open invitation to all interested parties for sharing their Expression of Interest (EoI) in developing innovative solutions aimed at building a national digital health ecosystem for India.

Hive ransomware group ‘exceptionally aggressive,’ HHS says in warning to health sector
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 19/04/2022

Healthcare entities should ensure they’ve applied adequate cybersecurity principles and mitigation strategies to defend against the “exceptionally aggressive” Hive ransomware group, given its frequent targeting of the sector.

Can technology democratize obstetric ultrasounds?
MedCity News ~ Emma Bardin ~ 21/04/2022

A study from the New England Journal of Medicine found that AI coupled with Butterfly iQ, a handheld ultrasound device, can assess fetal gestational age as accurately as a trained sonographer with expensive, bulky equipment.

India could have 1 billion digital health users by 2030
eHealth ~ K Madan Gopal ~ 20/04/2022

Efforts towards having a National Digital Health Platform started in 2018, with the concept of National Health Stack, which eventually evolved to National Digital health blueprint and now launched as National Digital Health Mission.

How a health app rating system could encourage clinician uptake
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 18/04/2022

A development study published in JMIR describes the App Rating Inventory, which aims to help clinicians find high-quality tools to use with patients.

AI trial for bowel cancer care underway at 9 NHS trusts
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 14/04/2022

The first UK clinical trial of an artificial intelligence (AI) device which has the potential to transform bowel cancer care is underway at nine NHS trusts.

The security conversation on connected medical devices is far from over
Digital Health News ~ Davey Winder ~ 13/04/2022

I’ve been warning about the Internet of Medical Things (IoT) from the threat-mapping perspective since I first started writing on cybersecurity for Digital Health six years ago.

Nurses most likely clinicians to leave jobs, new KLAS survey shows
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 13/04/2022

Researchers for the Arch Collaborative report found that clinical end users who are satisfied with their organization's electronic health record are more likely to stay.

Video-enabled tablets could help prevent veteran suicides
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 13/04/2022

A new study found that the receipt of video-enabled tablets during the pandemic was associated with more psychotherapy visits and reduced emergency department use, among other benefits.

Epic taps Lyniate for Garden Plot integration
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 08/04/2022

Lyniate's interoperability technologies include the Corepoint and Rhapsody integration engines, the Rapid API Gateway and Rhapsody Integration as a Service.

$4 billion health tech startup Olive overpromises and underdelivers
Axios ~ Erin Brodwin ~ 06/04/2022

Its promises to save health systems millions of dollars with its automation software don’t deliver.

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