International health IT week in review: April 5

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

'Lab in a bag' backed by NHS England
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 02/04/2015

A portable diagnostics service will “transform” the way patient care is provided in the country, NHS England has said.

Emis widens data sharing ambitions
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 02/04/2015

Emis is set to follow up a data sharing deal with TPP with new interoperability agreements to cover the other suppliers in the market.

Health IT groups praise interoperability roadmap
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 02/04/2015

Last-minute comments are rolling in from healthcare IT advocates on the Office of the National Coordinator's Interoperability Roadmap; the deadline to submit is tomorrow.

Meditech joins CommonWell, among others
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 01/04/2015

Another EHR heavy-hitter has signed on to the CommonWell Health Alliance, joining several other health IT companies as new additions to the vendor-led interoperability organization and greatly expanding its market footprint.

3 ways providers can mitigate health IT harm
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 01/04/2015

Electronic health records introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex healthcare environment, according to a new Sentinel Event Alert published this week by the Joint Commission.

NHS business plan highlights IT goals
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 01/04/2015

Digital inclusion and patient access to health records are among NHS England’s main IT aims for next 12 months, according to its new business plan.

Calderdale, Bradford take Cerner EPR
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 31/03/2015

Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.

The healing power of your own medical records
New York Times ~ Steve Lohr ~ 31/03/2015

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

Apple Watch leads health, technology boom that has FDA attention
New Zealand Herald ~ Adam Satariano ~ 31/03/2015

With Apple and fellow Silicon Valley companies edging further into health care, the United States agency in charge of oversight says it will give the technology industry leeway to develop new products without aggressive regulation.

FHIR poised for interoperability prominence
HealthcareITNews ~ Rick Cook and Frank Irving ~ 30/03/2015

It appears that FHIR is about to blaze through healthcare. The standard — christened as Fast Health Interoperability Resources and pronounced “fire” — facilitates interoperability by providing an implementation framework combining Web technologies with Health Level 7’s existing offerings.

Virtual ICU provides care across northeast Ontario
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 30/03/2015

Intensive care professionals are now able to provide their expertise to 16 hospitals across northeast Ontario through the Virtual Critical Care unit, an advanced telehealth system headquartered at Health Sciences North.

Hospitals opt to build, rather than buy
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 30/03/2015

Subha Airan-Javia, MD, and Stephanie Altavilla, RN, faced the same set of choices when they set out to create apps for their hospitals.

Information technology's impact on hospital C-suite growth
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 30/03/2015

The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.

South Central Ambulance first for SCR
EHI News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 30/03/2015

The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will roll out mobile access to the NHS Summary Care Record for ambulance crews within three months, as part of the implementation of its Ortivus electronic patient record system.

Mount Sinai optimizes its EHR to create an effective seniors strategy
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Rosie Lombardi ~ 30/03/2015

Older adults currently account for almost 60 percent of hospital days even though they only represent about 15 percent of the population. But most hospitals were designed in previous eras to care for younger populations.

Challenge Fund second wave pilots launch
EHI News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 30/03/2015

NHS England has revealed the second wave of primary care pilots set to receive a share of a £100 million investment through the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund.

Boston Children’s emerges from electronic records shutdown
Boston Globe ~ Felice J. Freyer ~ 25/03/2015

Boston Children’s Hospital was returning to 21st century normality Wednesday after several days functioning without a mainstay of modern medicine — its electronic records system.

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