International health IT week in review: February 22

Pulse+IT's weekly weekend round-up of international health IT and eHealth news:

Cerner big data platform gets new client
Healthcare IT News ~ Erin McCann ~ 19/02/0215

Truman Medical Centers and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Center for Health Insights have teamed up on a new initiative that will harness data from electronic medical records, de-identifying it and digesting it into a database that can help inform better care decisions.

Interoperability tools to storm HIMSS15
Healthcare IT News ~ Chris Nerney ~ 19/02/0215

This year’s conference will house 40,000-square feet of interoperability in action.

Epic to launch app store
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 18/02/2015

Wisconsin-based electronic health record vendor Epic Systems is about to venture into new territory, readying to launch an app store that would enable third-party companies to create and sell apps that would work with its own EHRs

Buckinghamshire takes Medway for autumn
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 18/02/2015

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has chosen System C’s Medway electronic patient record system to replace its existing Cerner Millennium system, with plans to go live in autumn.

Rob Ford's medical records breached again
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ CanHealth ~ 18/02/2015

Health professionals at the University Health Network have been caught snooping into former mayor Rob Ford’s (pictured) medical records, the second time it has happened at the large, Toronto health facility, and the fourth time overall.

Apple's restraint a welcome response to digital health hype
Forbes ~ David Shaywitz ~ 18/02/2015

When Tim Cook revealed the Apple Watch on September 9, 2014, many digital health champions were both surprised and disappointed by the relative lack of embedded health technology.

Epic Systems squeaks to top of physician EHR adoption list
EHR Intelligence ~ Jennifer Bresnick ~ 17/02/2015

Epic Systems is the number one vendor when it comes to physician EHR adoption, but it only barely beats out some of its close competitors for the top spot, according to a report from SK&A. 

Royal Brompton to pilot EPMA and EDM
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 16/02/2015

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust will run pilots of its Medchart electronic prescribing and medicines administration system and Kainos Evolve electronic document management system before the end of March.

EHRs remain a challenge for primary care docs
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 16/02/2015

As healthcare providers--in particular, those from primary care practices--continue to implement and work with electronic health records, some are seeing an improvement in reimbursements.

Informatics: secret to interoperability?
Healthcare IT News ~ Madelyn Kearns ~ 10/02/2015

One major vendor is approaching connected care in a fashion different than EHR integration and interfaces.

Lawmakers to rethink requiring encryption in HIPAA
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 09/02/2015

In light of the cyberattack against Anthem, federal officials plan to review whether HIPAA should require encryption, according to the Associated Press.

SCR reaches 50m patients
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 09/02/2015

The NHS Summary Care Record has reached the 50 million patient mark, with more than 30,000 record views now occurring each week.

Athenahealth, Beth Israel forge unique EHR deal
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 03/02/2015

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, tend to see health IT in a similar way: it should be nimble, simple, robust and preferably cloud-based. Today, they announced a collaboration like no other.

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