International health IT week in review: May 24

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

21st Century Cures Act
HealthcareITNews ~ John Halamka ~ 21/05/2015

We are in a time of great turmoil in healthcare IT policy making. We have the CMS and ONC Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for Meaningful Use Stage 3, both of which need to be radically pared down. We have the Burgess Bill which attempts to fix interoperability with the blunt instrument of legislation.

Health tourist' info added to SCR
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 21/05/2015

Data about the surcharge status of immigrants using the NHS will be uploaded to the Summary Care Record, the Health and Social Care Informaton Centre has confirmed.

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work
Computerworld ~ Martyn Williams ~ 20/05/2015

IT services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. plans to separate its US$4.1 billion U.S. public sector business to form a new company, it said Tuesday.

Records access target hit
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 19/05/2015

Nearly all GP practices in England are able to offer a variety of online services to patients, including access to a summary of their record, appointment booking, and ordering repeat prescriptions.

Surescripts: health data transactions outnumber American Express, PayPal
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 19/05/2015

Electronic prescribing continues to gain ground in the U.S., with Surescripts processing 6.5 billion healthcare data transactions in 2014, according to its 2014 progress report.

New IEEE guidance on medical device security
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 19/05/2015

IEEE, a professional association of engineers in multiple industries including healthcare, has issued guidance to help software developers establish a baseline of security for software development and implementation of medical devices.

AMA backs senator's play to eliminate ICD-10
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 18/05/2015

The American Medical Association has come out in support of legislation proposed late last month by Sen. Ted Poe (R-Texas) that aims to ban the use of ICD-10.

Tech part of 7-day NHS - Cameron
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 18/05/2015

Prime Minister David Cameron today used his first major speech since the election to push forward the Conservative Party’s plans for a seven-day NHS, indicating that this would include making use of technologies such as Skype.

London shares urgent care plans
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 18/05/2015

Thousands of urgent care plans for the chronically ill and dying will be shared between health and social care providers across London using InterSystems’ HealthShare.

Connecting Care ramps up
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 18/05/2015

Bristol’s shared care record scheme has moved into phase two with the aim of reaching 10,000 users over the next five to seven years.

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