International health IT week in review: May 17

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

BSI publishes apps development standard
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 14/05/2015

The British Standards Institution has published a set of standards to support developers creating health and wellness apps.

Patient-centered medical homes don't maximize HIT to coordinate care
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 14/05/2015

Physicians practicing in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) still depend on non-health IT methods of coordinating care, and their use of electronic health records for supporting coordinated care were not aligned with their priorities, according to a new study from the Annals of Family Medicine.

DeSalvo to continue in her role at ONC ‘for some time’
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 13/05/2015

Despite President Obama’s announcement last week that he has nominated her to be Assistant Secretary for Health, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, M.D., will remain in her current position at ONC “for some time” as she awaits confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Argonaut project for interoperability nears completion of first phase
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 12/05/2015

When it comes to accelerating development of Health Level Seven’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, the Argonaut Project is ground zero for building a first-generation application programming interface (API) and core data services specification to expand data sharing among electronic health records as well as other health IT systems.

Indian Health tackles diabetes through telemedicine services
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 12/05/2015

A healthcare provider in Southern California is turning to telemedicine to help address rising rates of diabetes in American Indian tribes.

Delay to 700,000 patient opt-outs
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 12/05/2015

The Health and Social Care Information Centre is “extremely concerned” that 700,000 patient objections to having their identifiable data shared have yet to be enacted more than a year on from being registered with a GP.

RCP apps guidance attacked
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 12/05/2015

Recent guidance from the Royal College of Physicians that says doctors should only use medical apps carrying a CE mark has come under fire from Charles Lowe, managing director of the Digital Health and Care Alliance.

Eight European hospitals receive high level awards for excellence in digital maturity at eHealth Week 2015 ~ HIMSS ~ 11/05/2015

Radboud UMC has become the third hospital in Europe to be given the Stage 7 EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) award by HIMSS Europe, while six further European institutions have received stage 6 validation.

Super hospital "catalyst" for paperless
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 11/05/2015

The opening of Glasgow’s new £842 million super hospital has been a “catalyst” towards moving to a paper-free environment, its IT lead has said.

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