International health IT week in review: June 7

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

Surrey and Sussex signs with Cerner
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 04/06/2015

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has signed a ten-year contract to retain Cerner Millennium using the London Procurement Partnership framework.

Future direction of EHRs laid down by AMIA
FierceEMR ~ John DeGaspari ~ 03/06/2015

Specific recommendations were recently outlined by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) on what it sees as the present status and future direction of electronic health records.

Cornwall GPs follow Guru
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 03/06/2015

A patient record sharing scheme in Cornwall has gone county-wide with all GPs signed up to share their information using Microtest’s Guru.

Kids make better health choices after web searches
The Washington Post ~ Lena H. Sun ~ 03/06/2015

Some good news about teens and the internet: Many switch to healthier habits after consulting the web.

CMS told to fix stage 2 MU before moving to stage 3
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/06/2015

The American Medical Association has joined a growing chorus of stakeholder groups calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fix the Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use program before advancing to Stage 3.

NHS 111 here to stay - NHS England
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 02/06/2015

NHS 111 will remain integral to NHS England’s plans to improve urgent and emergency care, despite criticism from GPs.

Spending on IoT to reach $1.7 Trillion (with a T) by 2020
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 02/06/2015

Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in spending on the Internet of Things in the coming years, with healthcare one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology.

CMS: ICD-10 testing boasts 88 percent acceptance rate
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 02/06/2015

Eighty-eight percent of test claims were accepted during the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's second round of ICD-10 testing in April, the agency announced Tuesday.

Partners’ $1.2b patient data system seen as key to future
Boston Globe ~ Priyanka Dayal McCluskey ~ 01/06/2015

After two years as an intensive care nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Aqua Bang will no longer need to carry a pen and binder to record the vital signs of her patients.

Cloud-based EHRs rate high among small practices
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 01/06/2015

Cloud-based electronic health record systems are the highest ranked EHRs in terms of physician satisfaction among small and solo practices, according to Black Book Rankings.

Wales integrates health and social care
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 01/06/2015

The Welsh government is investing £6.7 million to develop an IT system to link health and social care services around the country.

EHR roadblocks holding docs back
HealthcareITNews ~ Sherree Geyer ~ 01/06/2015

Anna Orlova, senior director, standards at AHIMA, compares the current interoperability of today's electronic health record systems to treadle sewing machines of the early 20th century.

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