International health IT week in review: March 8

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

BSI to publish apps standards
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 06/03/2015

The British Standards Institution is set to publish guidelines on the development of healthcare apps in April this year.

HP launches open source EPR for UK
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 06/03/2015

Hewlett Packard has launched the UK version of its electronic patient record system through NHS England’s open source programme, saying it has already received a “stellar” response

UK healthcare firm Bupa sees strong growth in India
Reuters ~ Carolyn Cohn ~ 06/03/2015

British private healthcare group Bupa is eager to expand quickly in India's fast-growing health insurance market, once a rule change on foreign investment is implemented, the firm's chief executive said

NIB looking for quick wins
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 06/03/2015

The newly established National Information Board needs some “quick wins” to convince the public and healthcare professionals that the NHS is making progress on its paperless agenda.

Evidence of the effects of healthcare IT on healthcare outcomes ~ HIMSS Analytics ~ 04/03/2015

A study by the analytics division of HIMSS UK has, for the first time, highlighted a correlation between the maturity of IT within NHS hospitals and improvements to patient outcomes.

Fax stages a comeback
Healthcare IT News ~ Erin McCann ~ 03/03/2015

Don't count fax out of the healthcare picture quite yet. In fact, with a few 21st century updates and a little adaptation, many fax software companies are staging a comeback.

Trust and council in discharge first
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 03/03/2015

Whittington Health and Islington Council have become the first organisations in the country to go live with a new project to improve information sharing between the NHS and social care.

HIE not 'causally related' to cost improvements, care quality benefits
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 03/03/2015

An examination of health information exchange research published this month in Health Affairs determines that despite an increase in the sharing of health data across organizations, benefits on costs and care quality are scarce. on hold until election
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 03/03/2015

Lingering questions dogging NHS England's controversial programme will hold up data extractions until after the May general election, Tim Kelsey has confirmed for the first time

South Devon heads EPMA group tender
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 02/03/2015

South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is leading a consortium of trusts and healthcare organisations looking to procure an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system worth up to £4 million.

New system for surgical patients helps them prepare, recover faster
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 27/02/2015

A new computerized system, designed to help patients prepare for their operations before surgery and to help monitor their recovery afterwards, is proving to be highly effective.

How one hospital boosted care transitions
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 27/02/2015

Faced with the imperative of sharing patient information when patients moved from the hospital to a nursing home, the technology leaders at Hackensack University Medical Center learned that the facilities they would be sending information to had no way to receive it electronically.

Med-e-Tel 2015 conference program ~ ~ 27/02/2015

The preliminary Med-e-Tel 2015 conference program is available online.

‘Tricorder’ enables patients to diagnose 15 illnesses
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 27/02/2015

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition, an international quest to develop a portable device that can diagnose 15 ailments in a package weighing less than 5 lbs., will announce a winner in January 2016 – and a Canadian company is one of the 10 companies in the running.

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