International health IT week in review: July 17

No consensus on digital hospitals, evidence lacking for digital health products, racial biases in pulse oximeters, real-time prescription pricing data, vulnerability in Microsoft Teams, interoperability and user-centred design, Kenya’s universal patient portal, AI for extubation, Citadel’s lab software for NHS Scotland

The UK wants to build ‘digital hospitals’. But what does that mean?
TechMonitor ~ Sophia Waterfield ~ 13/07/2022

New hospitals must be 'digital' to secure funding but there is no consensus on what a 'digital hospital' really is.

In digital health space, many companies sidestep rigorous study
Managed Healthcare Executive ~ Jared Kaltwasser ~ 15/07/2022

The report highlights the gap between rigorously tested prescription digital therapeutics and products that make health or economic claims without providing supportive evidence.

More evidence that racial inequities exist in pulse oximeter use
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 14/07/2022

A study published in The BMJ shows that differences in the results from arterial blood gas readings and pulse oximetry led to racial inequities in care, preventing Black people from obtaining necessary treatment for occult hypoxemia or low blood oxygen saturation levels.

How real-time prescription benefit EHR integrations drive price transparency
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 14/07/2022

A real-time prescription benefit EHR integration is helping providers at Presbyterian Healthcare find treatment options that fit the needs, and wallets, of patients.

Researcher finds vulnerability in Microsoft Teams that could have led to XSS attacks
SC Magazine ~ Steve Zurier ~ 14/07/2022

A researcher reported that he had found a vulnerability in the "sticker" feature in Microsoft Teams that could let actors conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Interoperability, user-centered EHR design key to tackling clinician burnout
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 13/07/2022

The Surgeon General said that health IT vendors should prioritize interoperability and user-centered EHR design to help address clinician burnout.

Wearables can empower patients, but barriers prevent greater adoption
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 14/07/2022

The study found wearables offer real-time data that could prove more useful than patients simply communicating their concerns at appointments.

Kenyan healthtech AfyaRekod launches universal patient portal for worldwide health data mobility management
Intelligent CIO ~ Manda Banda ~ 13/07/2022

The subscription-driven universal patient portal is a blockchain solution, with a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients consistent access to their health records.

Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record being used 13,000 times a month
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 13/07/2022

SIDeR has been designed to pass the 3am test: a patient contacts the OOH GP service or appears in A&E and clinicians know nothing about them.

How to fix EHRs? One health IT leader has some ideas
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 13/07/2022

"The industry needs to think about how EHR technology most effectively leverages data to the patient's benefit," says Amanda Hansen of AdvancedMD. "There's still work to be done."

AI tool predicts when to remove ventilator from patient
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 13/07/2022

The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in the world to evaluate an innovative medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict when critically ill patients are ready to breathe on their own, called the Extubation Advisor.

IT company claims Shared Health violated its rights
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 13/07/2022

OwniCloud Inc., a Winnipeg information technology company, is suing Shared Health for nearly $3 million, alleging the Manitoba provincial health agency violated its intellectual property rights and organized an unfair competition for services.

Market downturn dampens digital health funding, M&A in 2022
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 12/07/2022

After reaching a fever pitch in 2021, digital health funding cooled down in 2022, raising $10.3 billion across 329 deals in the first six months.

Digital health care for seniors blue ocean in S. Korea: report
The Korea Herald ~ Byun Hye-jin ~ 12/07/2022

The report said seniors are emerging as key customer base for digital health care, noting that one out of three Koreans will be categorized as elderly by 2040.

NHS National Services Scotland sets up LIMS framework
UKAuthority ~ Mark Say ~ 11/07/2022

The new software will bring together NHS laboratory medicine labs and hospitals across Scotland, making it the largest network of its type in the UK.

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