International health IT week in review: July 5

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

Nurse Tech Fund benefits evidence scarce
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 03/07/2015

Evidence of the benefits of many Nursing Technology Fund projects is "scarce", a report commissioned by NHS England reveals.

Over-budget GPES has no future - NAO
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 02/07/2015

Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.

Telehealth poised for huge growth, analysts say
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/07/2015

According to new research from market intelligence firm Tractica, telehealth video consultation sessions will increase from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million per year by 2020.

Stevens reiterates importance of tech
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 01/07/2015

The use of new technology will play an important part in achieving the £22 billion in efficiency savings that NHS services in England need to make in the next five years, according to the NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens.

NantHealth to go public this year
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 30/06/2015

Billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong is planning on taking NantHealth public by the end of the year.

PEI’s ‘rolling’ rollout creates provincial CPOE system
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Rosie Lombardi ~ 30/06/2015

A hospital that runs an electronic health record (EHR) platform without a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system is only half-pregnant. It isn’t a truly electronic system until the thousands of paper order entries that flow around the hospital outside the EHR system are incorporated into it.

Gap remains with patient-physician online communication
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 30/06/2015

A national online survey of more than 2,200 CVS retail pharmacy customers finds that patients want to leverage email, Facebook, and physician websites to communicate with their doctors.

HHS connects vital signs monitors to its EHR
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 30/06/2015

Hamilton Health Sciences has gone live with a system that automatically feeds data from over 400 vital sign monitors into the electronic medical records of patients.

High profile IT projects 'unachievable'
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 30/06/2015

The successful delivery of, and N4 “appears to be unachievable”, according to a report published by the government’s Major Projects Authority.

Robotic-assisted tele-rounding effective for NICU patients
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 30/06/2015

Robotic-assisted telemedicine is an effective way to perform bedside rounds for ill infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units, new research concludes.

FDA to explore use of EHRs to aid in drug trials
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 29/06/2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its interest in considering the use of electronic health records with electronic data capture (EDC) in order to improve clinical trials for new and investigational drugs.

Researchers tap Apple platform for LGBTQ population health
HealthcareITNews ~ Erin McCann ~ 29/06/2015

The LGBTQ community is the focus of a new study that will tap Apple's clinical research platform as a tool to identify health disparities.

Consumer high-tech health tools getting more advanced
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 29/06/2015

Healthcare consumers today commonly are shopping online for insurance, digitally tracking fitness and diet goals, getting health incentives from employers and emailing with physicians

EE to provide interim NHSmail SMS
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 29/06/2015

EE will take over the provision of SMS services for GPs in England using NHSmail from 1 July.

EHR implementations linked to revenue risk
Health Data Management ~ Elliot M. Kass ~ 29/06/2015

As the rate of EHR adoption by hospitals increases, so does an unpleasant side effect: lost revenue caused by disruptions related to system conversions.

IBM's Jeopardy-champ computer is taking on cancer ~ Ariana Eunjung Cha ~ 29/06/2015

Candida Vitale and the other fellows at MD Anderson's leukemia treatment centre in Houston, Texas, had known each other for only a few months, but they already were very tight.

Why we're underhyping the Internet of Things
New Zealand Herald ~ Dominic Basulto ~ 28/06/2015

Just when you thought the Internet of Things couldn't possibly live up to its hype, along comes a blockbuster, 142-page report from McKinsey Global Institute that says, if anything, we're underestimating the potential economic impact of the Internet of Things.

Apple Watch put to the test for patient engagement
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 26/06/2015

Nebraska Medicine is joining the growing ranks of providers who are trying out the Apple Watch to improve patient engagement.

Why nursing homes should embrace HIEs
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 26/06/2015

Inefficient and unclear communication between hospitals and nursing homes can complicate care, so researchers are looking to health information exchanges to change that.

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