International health IT week in review: April 26

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

FDA to use EHR data for drug monitoring
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 24/04/2015

The FDA is offering a grant of up to $1 million to turn large amounts of EHR data into numbers the agency can use to gauge the effectiveness of FDA-approved drugs.

Young physicians see promise for fully connected health ecosystem
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 24/04/2015

Physicians under the age of 40 are more likely to believe the industry will reach a fully connected technology environment soon, while those older than 40 think that move is at least five years away.

Scots' Dallas project fails to recruit
EHI News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 23/04/2015

A £10 million digital health project in Scotland has recruited just one quarter of expected users.

Dr Foster focuses on data quality
EHI News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 22/04/2015

Dr Foster has called for the quality of NHS data to be given the same priority as hitting targets.

EHR market 'healthy' and still growing
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 22/04/2015

The market for electronic health records is still healthy and competitive, with the market reaching $24.9 billion in 2014, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. Sales grew 10 percent from 2012 to 2014.

Mount Sinai taps InterSystems for interoperability help
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 22/04/2015

Mount Sinai Health System has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth.

Glimmers of hope on the interoperability horizon
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 21/04/2015

Andy Slavitt sounded every bit the part of an administrator looking to fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered during his shared keynote address with National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

Healthwatch hosts comparison sites
EHi News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 21/04/2015

Healthwatch Sandwell has set up a GP practice comparison website including information on how long it takes to get an appointment.

Home health technology market to skyrocket
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 21/04/2015

The number of consumers using home health technologies globally will grow from 14.3 million in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to market intelligence firm Tractica.

Health care project between Victoria, IBM fizzles
Vancouver Sun ~ Rob Shaw ~ 20/04/2015

A deal between the B.C. government and technology giant IBM to develop one of the largest health care projects in the province’s history has fallen apart, raising concerns about wasted taxpayer money and time.

NIH to spend $20B on health IT
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 20/04/2015

The National Institutes of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is awarding $20 billion in IT work. The money will be disbursed among 65 companies across the country.

Glocs gets smart with central funds
EHi News ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 20/04/2015

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will go live with an InterSystems electronic patient record in November after becoming the first southern acute trust to have government funding approved for the project

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