International health IT week in review: May 29

Integrated record for Northern Ireland, EMRAM baseline for NHS trusts, pharmacies blacklist telehealth firms for controlled substances, virtual care solution for insured patients, revenge attacks by hacking health, virtual wards for heart surgery patients, Epic up to the AWS cloud, 500-bed virtual ward in Manchester, can Ireland introduce an EHR?

Northern Ireland to implement fully integrated electronic health and care record
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 26/05/2022

The digital transformation programme will connect acute physical, mental health, community care and social services.

Virtual wards for heart surgery patients to be rolled across London
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 25/05/2022

A specialty virtual ward is to be rolled out across London as part of a region-wide remote monitoring programme which aims to support patients waiting for heart surgery.

CVS, Walmart to reject some prescriptions from 2 telehealth startups
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 26/05/2022

CVS Health and Walmart will not fill prescriptions for controlled substances from two telehealth companies that provide mental healthcare, including Cerebral, which is facing a federal investigation.

CVS Health unveils telehealth solution for Aetna, Caremark members
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 26/05/2022

The virtual care solution will provide health plan members with various services, including primary care and mental healthcare, in their chosen setting.

Feds allege former IT consultant hacked healthcare company
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 26/05/2022

Lockner's alleged conduct "caused the modification or impairment, or potential modification or impairment, of the medical examination, diagnosis, treatment, or care of one or more individuals," the indictment says.

Tufts Medicine moves Epic EHR, dozens of apps to AWS cloud
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 25/05/2022

Tufts Medicine this week announced that it has succeeded in deploying its digital health ecosystem in the cloud, moving more than 40 disparate applications and its Epic electronic health record to an Amazon Web Services-hosted environment.

HIMSS welcomes plans for EMRAM Stage 5 to become NHS baseline
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 24/05/2022

HIMSS has welcomed plans for NHS trusts to receive national investment to help them achieve EMRAM Stage 5 or above.

Northern Care Alliance to set up 500 bed virtual ward in Manchester
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 23/05/2022

The NHS Northern Care Alliance is to set up one of the UK’s biggest virtual wards that will monitor more than 500 patients in their own homes.

Could Ireland bring in a national electronic healthcare record for everyone?
The Journal ~ Niamh Cahill ~ 20/05/2022

Ireland’s use of information technology for healthcare is patchy: in some areas it’s excellent, whereas in others there are information gaps and significant fragmentation.

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