International health IT week in review: June 14

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

Cancer patients get records access
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 12/06/2015

Cancer Research UK, the National Cancer Registration Service and brain tumour support charity brainstrust have created a portal to give cancer patients online access to their treatment records.

GAO official slams wasteful health IT efforts of VA, HHS
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 11/06/2015

Investments in information technology efforts by federal government agencies--including health IT-related investments by the departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and Defense--all too often do not meet expectations and essentially become money pits, according to testimony.

Walgreens expands its physician telehealth program
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 11/06/2015

Drug store chain Walgreens in December 2014 started experimenting with offering consumers real-time telehealth consultations with a physician using their Android or Apple mobile phones.

New app helps children and young people communicate their pain experiences ~ ~ 11/06/2015

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated the value of a new interactive iPad app that helps young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) describe their pain. 

Nurses turning to smartphones for clinical advice
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 110/06/2015

"The hospital gets very busy and there isn't always someone available to bounce ideas off of," said one nurse, responding to a recent poll that found that a whopping 88 percent of RNs consult with their mobile devices at work. re-launched this month
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 11/06/2015

One of the four pathfinders will start contacting patients about the re-launch of the controversial scheme later this month.

7 conditions necessary for interoperability
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 11/06/2015

Standards alone are not sufficient to achieve interoperability, according to David McCallie, M.D., senior vice president of medical informatics for Cerner.

Now consult expert oncologists online
eHealth ~ Elets News Network ~ 11/06/2015

There is some good news for cancer patients especially from Delhi/NCR, now cancer patients can consult expert oncologists online at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC).

The public should know which vendors take usability seriously
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 10/06/2015

Many electronic health record studies seem to state the obvious.

Senate hearing tackles MU Stage 3, data exchange, systems interoperability
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 10/06/2015

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson says competition among vendors a barrier

House bill seeks ICD-10 grace period
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/06/2015

With the October 1 ICD-10 deadline rapidly approaching, another member of Congress has introduced legislation that would establish a “grace period” following the compliance date during which providers could not be denied Medicare/Medicaid payments because of coding errors.

AMA adopts policy encouraging med student training in EHRs
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 09/06/2015

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to encourage the education of medical students in the use of electronic health records.

E-Referral Service booked in for Monday
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 09/06/2015

The NHS e-Referral Service will finally go live this Monday, replacing Choose and Book; but users shouldn't expect major changes until later in the summer.

How nursing informatics leaders can help make a digital NHS a reality ~ Debbie Guy ~ 09/06/2015

Technology is becoming more important to clinical practice, not just as a management reporting tool, but as an instrument to change the way we deliver care for the better.

Kareo again is top small physician vendor
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/06/2015

For the third consecutive year, physician software and billing services vendor Kareo has been ranked first among small physician practices in billing and integrated electronic health records, according to a Black Book client survey.

Cerner trusts stick with system
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 08/06/2015

Ten of the 15 NHS trusts in London and the South that received Cerner Millennium under the National Programme for IT have chosen to stick with the system beyond the end of the national contracts this October.

Blackpool picks MedChart e-prescribing
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 08/06/2015

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust intends to roll out CSC’s MedChart electronic prescribing system across its hospitals early next year.

Mostashari launches data access campaign
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 05/06/2015

Former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has launched a national campaign around patient access to healthcare data with characteristic clarity and flair.

IT could save $100B for US healthcare
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 05/06/2015

New research from Accenture projects that digital health tools will save the U.S. healthcare industry more than $100 billion over the next four years.

3M updates ICD-10 toolbox
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 05/06/2015

With fewer than four months until the ICD-10 compliance deadline, CIOs and their IT staffs should be thinking about which software programs will best equip clinicians to learn and start using the new codes.

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