International health IT week in review: May 1

Interoperability divide in small and large practices, New York HIEs launch SMART on FHIR app, White House talks to Epic and Cerner on COVID antivirals, Emotet botnet makes a return, Singapore’s Hello Health to list on ASX, UK data sharing bill, wearable sensors and COVID vax, Biofourmis reaches unicorn status, Palanitr to build federated data platform for NHS

A fragmented EHR market is fueling interoperability divide, says ONC study
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 27/04/2022

Researchers from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found substantial differences between solo practice physicians and large practice physicians when it came to data exchange capabilities.


NY HIEs launch SMART on FHIR app to enhance interoperability
EHR Intelligence ~ Sarai Rodriguez ~ 25/04/2022

The SMART on FHIR application will allow providers to access HIE information directly within their workflows, improving interoperability and data access.


Medtech Hello Health in $20m pre-IPO round
Australian Financial Review ~ Anthony Macdonald ~ 28/04/2022

Singapore-based medically reviewed content business Hello Health is raising $20 million to expand into doctor-patient bookings and digital pharmacies, as it set its sights on an ASX listing next year.


Health and Care Bill given Royal Assent and becomes law
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 28/04/2022

The Health and Care Bill has become law and includes measures which are targeted at supporting data sharing between health and social care. The bill has been backed by £36 billion over the next three years through the Health and Care Levy.


mHealth wearables can track physiological responses to COVID-19 vaccine
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 26/04/2022

Scripps researchers found that wearable sensors could help track physiological and immune responses after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, including heart rate, sleep, and activity levels.


Biofourmis reaches unicorn status with $300M Series D
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 26/04/2022

Coming nearly two years after the company's $100 million Series C, Biofourmis tallied its total raise at $445 million.


Epic, Cerner collaborating with White House on COVID-19 therapeutics
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 26/04/2022

The White House announced Tuesday that it was calling on electronic health record vendors to incorporate information about antivirals directly into their interfaces.


Emotet returns with new tricks up its sleeve
Healthcare Info Security ~ Prajeet Nair ~ 26/04/2022

The Emotet botnet, which was disrupted by law enforcement actions in January 2021, has been making its way back into the threat landscape.


Former NHSX AI director to join US data analytics company Palantir
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 26/04/2022

Digital Health News understands Palanitr is a front-runner to win a contract to build a £240million ‘Federated Data Platform’ (FDP).


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