International health IT week in review: May 31

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

Stage 3 proposals are not yet feasible, AHA says
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 29/05/2015

The American Hospital Association has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to finalize the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule.

CHIME: Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposals 'unworkable'
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 28/05/2015

Stage 3 of Meaningful Use is too ambitious, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) says in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week on the proposed rule.

UHB commercialises online referral tool
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 28/05/2015

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust plans to market its online referral system, NORSe, to other NHS trusts.

mHealth market to grow 33% annually over 5 years
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 28/05/2015

The global mobile health market, valued at $10.5 billion in 2014, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.5 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to a new report by Allied Market Research.

Web GP to reach millions
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 27/05/2015

A GP e-consultation and self-help web service expects to reach 2 million patients by this time next year.

Task forces to replace health IT standards committee workgroups
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 26/05/2015

The Health IT Standards Committee, a stakeholder advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, is changing how it makes recommendations to O

What exactly is 'population health,' anyway?
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 26/05/2015

As anyone who either attended HIMSS15 or followed the ensuing conversation can attest, population health is currently all the rage.

Cedars-Sinai leverages patient data in Epic-HealthKit integration
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 26/05/2015

The Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has integrated its Epic electronic health records system with Apple’s HealthKit to exploit health and fitness data gathered from more than 80,000 patients.

NHS 111 should be scrapped - GPs
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 26/05/2015

NHS 111 should be “scrapped” in its current form, GP leaders have said.

Bill would OK telehealth use by VA healthcare providers across state lines
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 26/05/2015

A new bill introduced by House lawmakers late last week would allow health professionals working for the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice telemedicine across state borders.

Minnesota exempts some docs from EHR mandate
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 26/05/2015

Minnesota is softening its stance on electronic health record adoption a bit, exempting solo practitioners and cash-only doctors from its law requiring all providers to adopt interoperable EHRs.

Milton Keynes to stick with Cerner
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 26/05/2015

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has signed a ten-year, £23 million deal to continue using Cerner Millennium beyond the end of its national contract for the system.

CMIO: Patient portal a 'source of truth'
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 22/05/2015

At Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its Chief Medical Information Officer, Wayne Fellmeth, MD.

House committee unanimously approves 21st Century Cures bill
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 22/05/2015

By a vote of 51-0, the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved the 21st Century Cures Act bill, including health information technology provisions potentially impacting electronic health records interoperability, regulation of software as medical devices, and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine.

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