International health IT week in review: August 7

3M to offload healthcare business, Rhapsody owner Lyniate merger, Teladoc’s woes similar to Amazon, HL7’s genomic data interoperability project, remote monitoring initiative for heart failure, Oracle vows to get VA's $16b EHR back on track after threats to shut it down, audio v video telehealth and digital literacy, GP-specialist communication gaps, telehealth for maternity

3M to spin off healthcare business
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 03/08/2022

The healthcare business, in which 3M will retain a stake of 19.9%, will focus on wound care, surgical supplies, oral care and healthcare technology. The company expects to complete the spinoff by the end of 2023.

Lyniate and CareCom merge, aiming for 'one-stop shopping' for interoperability
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 03/08/2022

Building off a longtime partnership, the deal expands Lyniate's offerings to include terminology cross-mapping, value set management, unstructured data conversion and more.

Teladoc can recover by looking at what Amazon did 20 years ago, Babylon Health CEO says
MedCity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 03/08/2022

With the recent disclosure of its Q2 financial results, Teladoc’s losses have swelled to nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2022.

HL7 launches GenomeX community to enhance genomic data interoperability
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 02/08/2022

HL7 seeks members to help develop scalable FHIR-based use cases for genomic data interoperability to support personalized care delivery.

NHS England launches remote monitoring initiative for heart failure
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 01/08/2022

The Managing Heart Failure @ Home initiative minimises face-to-face appointments for these patients and reduces unavoidable hospital stays and readmissions.

Health literacy, location impact type of telehealth modality used
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 01/08/2022

New research shows that factors such as health literacy and area deprivation index (ADI) can influence whether video-based or audio-only telehealth is used.

Oracle vows to get VA's $16B EHR overhaul 'back on track' as lawmakers warn project could be scrapped
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 01/08/2022

The VA's beleaguered $16 billion technology project has been plagued by delays, leadership turnover, and infrastructure problems since it kicked off in 2018.

Clinical communication gaps persist despite EHR adoption
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 01/08/2022

Despite widespread EHR adoption, clinical communication gaps between primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists persist, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

Telehealth bolsters maternal care outcomes, patient satisfaction
mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 29/07/2022

A new study from the Annals of Internal Medicine found that replacing or supplementing in-person maternal healthcare with telehealth led to positive clinical outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.

VA’s $16 billion health records overhaul may be scrapped if fixes aren’t made
Military Times ~ Leo Shane ~ 28/07/2022

House lawmakers warned that they may kill off the Department of Veterans Affairs costly and complicated electronic health records modernization effort unless officials can show significant progress in coming months.

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