International health IT week in review: May 22

International GP survey shows benefits and challenges of remote care, Greenland hospital systems downed by cyberattack, the rise of telehospitalists during COVID, trusted research environments to mitigate risks, Google facing class-action over DeepMind, US patient credential and matching ecosystem proposed, Venezuelan cardiologist pinged for developing notorious Thanos ransomware

Global GP survey identifies promises and pitfalls of virtual care
Imperial College London ~ Justine Alford ~ 16/05/2022

A major international survey of GPs has identified the benefits and challenges of caring for patients remotely.

Greenland says health services ‘severely limited’ after cyberattack
The Record ~ Jonathan Greig ~ 19/05/2022

The government of Greenland confirmed reports this week that the island’s hospital system was “severely” impacted by a cyberattack.

Leveraging telehospitalists in the age of COVID-19
EHR Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 17/05/2022

The program helps the health system effectively spread out its clinician resources and ensure hospitalist coverage, day or night, at multiple sites.

Ben Goldacre opted-out of UK data sharing scheme due to privacy fears
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 19/05/2022

Trusted research environments would help ‘mitigate risks and earn public trust,’ in use of GP data Goldacre says.

Google and DeepMind face legal claim for unauthorised use of NHS medical records
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 17/05/2022

Google is facing a class-action lawsuit for the unlawful use of confidential medical records belonging to 1.6 million NHS patients, without their knowledge or consent.

An initiative to enhance patient ID, record matching
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 17/05/2022

In the absence of a government-endorsed national patient identifier in the U.S., a new initiative aims to create a standards-based nationwide patient credential and matching ecosystem to ultimately improve matching patients with their electronic health information.

Feds say 'multi-tasking doctor' built Thanos ransomware
Healthcare Info Security ~ Mathew J Schwartz ~ 17/05/2022

U.S. authorities have charged a cardiologist based in Venezuela with developing and selling notorious ransomware called Thanos as well as recruiting affiliates to use it against victims.

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