International health IT week in review: March 1

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

What does InterSystems' Caché have to do with Epic's EHR?
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 26/02/2015

InterSystems just released the latest version of the data platform it first introduced in 1997: Caché 2015. What does it have to do with EHR giant Epic?


Would a 'roll back' of ONC's strategic plan be good for health IT?
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 26/02/2015

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) certainly didn't pull any punches in its comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated strategic plan.


Sharing of clinical notes with patients worth further exploration
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 25/02/2015

Allowing patients to access notes from their doctors will help to "foster truly collaborative patient-clinician relationships," even while more research is needed on the programs.


Practices behind on ICD-10, but still confident they'll reach finish line
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 24/02/2015

Most physician practices are now convinced that the ICD-10 transition will finally happen on Oct. 1, 2015. But just 21 percent say they're on track with their preparations for the switchover.


Trusts told of cut tech fund 2 awards
EHI News ~ Jon Hoeksma and Sam Sachdeva ~ 24/02/2015

NHS England’s second technology fund has been cut by nearly £200 million, with only one-fifth of bidders to receive any money.


Norfolk trusts in two-year JAC roll-out
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 24/02/2015

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system from JAC.


Epic-Cerner competition heats up
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 23/02/2015

Stiffer competition between key vendors is leaving an increasing number of healthcare providers on the fence about which EHR system to buy, according to a new report form research firm KLAS.


Doctors say data fees are blocking health reform
Politico ~ Arthur Allen ~ 23/02/2015

As they move to exchange patient information with hospitals and other health care partners, doctors are suffering sticker shock: The vendors of the health care software want thousands of dollars to unlock the data so they can be shared.


Report outlines plan to implement med device surveillance system
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 23/02/2015

A new report lays out a seven-year, $250 million proposal to study and launch the National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System.


EHRs are not a business strategy
Healthcare IT News ~ Joel French ~ 23/02/2015

Somehow health systems have adopted the notion that electronic health records are central to their competitive strategies – viewing the technology’s capabilities beyond their original design and intent.


Med identity theft continues to rise
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 23/02/2015

Medical identity theft incidents rose more than 20 percent in fiscal year 2014 compared to the year prior, according to a recently released survey by the Ponemon Institute.


Newborn screening tech covers England
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 23/02/2015

An IT system to keep track of newborn babies screened for serious genetic conditions has expanded to cover the entirety of England


Meaningful care, not just meaningful use
Healthcare IT News ~ William Bria ~ 20/02/2015

Enough talk about information technology's use in the practice of medicine. Health IT must become the practice of medicine.


EHR cash paid off for adoption levels
Healthcare IT News ~ Erin McCann ~ 20/02/2015

The $28.1 billion carrot paid out to meaningful EHR adopters to date has spurred significant EHR adoption specifically among emergency and outpatient departments, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


The bold art of build-your-own IT
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 20/02/2015

By custom building apps, staff can deliver software more likely to meet with widespread acceptance.


IOM authors want behavioral health data in MU stage 2
Politico ~ Ashley Gold ~ 19/02/2015

Scholars who published an article Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine want HHS to require physicians to ask 12 questions about their patients’ socioeconomic status and behavioral health and include the answers in electronic health records as part of Stage 3 of the meaningful use program.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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