International health IT week in review: March 15

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

Emis and TPP sign data sharing pact
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 13/03/2015

Emis and TPP have signed a data sharing agreement to enable direct interoperability between their clinical systems, with pilot sites set to trial information sharing within three months.

Duke looks toward next steps with Apple HealthKit
HealthcareITNews ~ Erin McCann ~ 12/03/2015

Duke Medicine is among the elite first-movers working with the still-new Apple HealthKit software, having implemented it shortly after its release last September.

Cerner to flow patient-generated data
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 12/03/2015

A new partnership between Cerner and digital health platform Validic will enable patients to stream clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data into their online portal and, if they wish, into their electronic health record.

Mount Sinai turns to telemedicine to cut ED use, readmissions
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 12/03/2015

As reimbursement for telehealth care grows more ubiquitous, hospitals increasingly are taking advantage of the technology to improve patient care.

Lords to examine NHS identity bill
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 12/03/2015

A bill proposing to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system will be discussed in the House of Lords tomorrow.

Apple's ResearchKit draws massive interest (and some reservations)
Modern Healthcare ~ Sabriya Rice ~ 11/03/2015

A new crop of mobile apps built with Apple's new ResearchKit framework are moving fast into medical research.

CMS hints Stage 3 rules will drop in time for HIMSS15
HealthcareITNews ~ Madelyn Kearns ~ 11/03/2015

Officials slated to discuss Stage 3 meaningful use requirements during a session at the conference. Let the anticipation begin.

Pentagon EHR race: Examining the bids
FierceEMR ~ Staff writers ~ 11/03/2015

The U.S. Department of Defense's decision about which bidding group will be awarded the coveted contract to modernize its electronic health record system is coming down the home stretch.

Nurses want probe into EMR failure
HealthcareITNews ~ Erin McCann ~ 10/03/2015

Nurses at a California hospital are asking state officials to investigate the failure of the hospital's electronic medical record system, an incident they said led to the closure of its emergency room and compromised patient safety.

Seeing medical records might ease hospital patients’ confusion
Reuters ~ Lisa Rapaport ~ 09/03/2015

Letting patients see their medical records while they’re in the hospital might ease worry and confusion without extra work for doctors and nurses, a small study suggests.

5 health IT billionaires you know
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 09/03/2015

The Forbes 2015 list of the richest people on the planet has become longer this year with the addition of even more billionaires. We found five health IT pioneers on the list you've probably heard of.

7 tips for EMR success from Stage 7 hospitals
HealthcareITNews ~ Amanda Burkey ~ 09/03/2015

Since 2006, HIMSS Analytics has identified a total of 200 hospitals as Stage 7 facilities on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. As challenging as this goal is, new Stage 7 facilities are added each year.

Apple's new research tool is open source
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 09/03/2015

A brand new health app unveiled today by Apple represents something of a departure for the Cupertino, Calif. colossus: It's open source.

How colleges are incorporating health IT into nursing education
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 09/03/2015

Health IT is taking over healthcare education--including for aspiring nurses.

Hospital execs: Why dual ICD-9, ICD-10 coding is equivalent to another delay
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 09/03/2015

Advocating dual coding as a means to protect small physician offices from inadequate preparation for ICD-10 amounts to another delay in implementing the new code set, asserts the Coalition for ICD-10.

Radboud University Medical Centre becomes first hospital in the Netherlands to win HIMSS stage 7 award ~ ~ 09/03/2015

HIMSS Analytics Europe, subsidiary of HIMSS Europe, has awarded Radboud university medical center with the Stage 7 Award, making it the first HIMSS Stage 7 hospital in the Netherlands and the third in Europe.

Warrington to deploy Lorenzo EPR
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 09/03/2015

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to deploy the Lorenzo electronic patient record system after successfully bidding for Department of Health funding to support the project.

Impatient for interoperability, GOP senators target ONC plan
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 06/03/2015

Five Republican senators -- the same group that in 2013 called for a "reboot" of the HITECH Act -- are pressing on with their efforts to drive changes in how health IT is deployed, especially with regard to interoperability.

GAO rips for continued flaws
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 06/03/2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has improved since its disastrous launch in 2013, but still lacks the IT management policies to fully fix the system, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

AppCircus searching for the best health app ~ ~ 06/03/2015

AppCircus, the biggest competition for mHealth apps, will be taking place for the first time at conhIT in Berlin, Europe's largest event for health IT.

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