International health IT week in review: June 12

Oracle’s plans for Cerner, primary care IT market in NHS, doctors don’t like patient scheduling, Teladoc lawsuit, Babylon Health financial losses, why AWS leads Google and Microsoft in health cloud, 2m records breached in US radiology hack, Apple’s meds tracking app, medical device cybersecurity, GE and Medtronic team up

Hot off its Cerner acquisition, Oracle is developing a national health records database
MedCity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 09/06/2022

Two days after it completed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner, Oracle announced plans to build a national, anonymized health information management system.

Tech Innovation Framework for primary care launched by NHS Digital
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 08/06/2022

NHS Digital has launched a new framework which has been designed to increase innovation and choice across the primary care IT market.

Physician buy-in for patient self-scheduling tools remains elusive
Patient Engagement HIT ~ Sara Heath ~ 09/06/2022

Although 88 percent of organization leaders plan to invest in patient self-scheduling tools to respond to healthcare consumerism, 22 percent said physician buy-in stands in the way.

Teladoc faces class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 09/06/2022

The suit brought by a shareholder claims that the company misled investors about how competition was impacting its business and provided unrealistic financial projections for 2022.

Babylon Health careful of UK expansion as it loses money on ‘every member’
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 09/06/2022

The CEO of Babylon Health has said the company will be careful about any further expansion of its UK GP services after revealing that it loses money on “every member that comes in”.

Oracle closes $28B Cerner deal as exec talks next steps
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 08/06/2022

Oracle Industries EVP Mike Sicilia says the newly combined companies will be focused on interoperability, innovation and user-centered design, transforming EHRs from "systems of record into systems of intelligence."

What is helping AWS beat its health cloud competitors
MedCity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 07/06/2022

Over the past few years, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft have been duking it out with one another in their bid to win contracts from payers, providers and life science companies as more healthcare organizations move their applications to the cloud.

Hack of medical imaging provider affects data of 2 million
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 07/06/2022

A hacking incident involving data theft from a prominent provider of medical imaging services in Massachusetts has affected 2 million individuals, making it the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far this year.

Apple reveals medication tracking feature and more health updates
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 06/06/2022

The tech giant also announced a new atrial fibrillation history feature and sleep stage tracking.

Building a national cybersecurity infrastructure is ‘virtually impossible’ without better federal collaboration
MedCity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 06/06/2022

Most urgently, many cybersecurity experts are calling for the FDA to spend more time collaborating with other federal agencies on cybersecurity recommendations for medical devices.

GE Healthcare, Medtronic team up to advance patient monitoring
HIT Infrastructure ~ Sarai Rodriguez ~ 03/06/2022

The partnership will allow for comprehensive patient monitoring access, enabling clinicians to increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes.

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