International health IT week in review: July 12

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

Wales rolls out patient portal
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 08/07/2015

Wales is nearing the complete roll-out of its My Health Online portal for online bookings and repeat prescriptions.

2015 'Most Wired' hospitals turn to new priorities
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 09/07/2015

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey

NHS developing PHR adoption strategy
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 09/07/2015

NHS England is working on an adoption strategy to support the use of personal health records.

Congress gets another chance to advance telemedicine
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 08/07/2015

A new version of a bill designed to phase in telemedicine for Medicare beneficiaries is back on the table in Washington.

Cerner tapped by DoD for new lab system
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 08/07/2015

Whether this deal offers any hint into the DoD's thinking on the DHMSM contract remains to be seen, of course

EHR adoption by home health agencies may soon be 'essential'
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 07/07/2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again signaled its intent to use its payment rules to spur adoption of electronic health records, this time in its proposed rule for 2016 home health prospective payment system.

AMA's long war of words against ICD-10
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 07/07/2015

One of the more notable things about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that the suggestions come straight from the AMA.

IT leaders to Congress: we need patient identifier now
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 06/07/2015

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling for a renewed push to establish a unique national patient identifier and is unleashing its 1,600 chief information officers and clinical medical informatics officers to press Congress to remove the current prohibition on such an identifier.

Cleveland Clinic offers 24/7 online urgent care
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/07/2015

Patients in Ohio now can access an online urgent care consultation around the clock, thanks to a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine vendor American Well.

Allscripts, NantHealth Investment Boosts Personalized Medicine Push
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 06/07/2015

Allscripts and NantHealth are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in each other, deepening their commitment an existing partnership to develop a platform to bring personalized medicine to the point of care, particularly for cancer treatment.

AMA on board with CMS plan to ease ICD-10 transition
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 06/07/2015

Providers would not be penalized for one year for coding errors if claims are submitted within the 'appropriate family'

ICD-10: CMS won't deny claims for first year
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 06/07/2015

In a surprise concession, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that it would work with the American Medical Association on four steps designed to ease the transition to ICD-10.

St George's becomes largest UK hospital to receive HIMSS digital maturity award ~ HIMSS UK ~ 03/07/2015

St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London has become the second and largest trust in the UK to be validated at Stage 6 of the international acute Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

VA mobile apps link into the Vista health record
FCW ~ Adam Mazmanian ~ 01/07/2015

Veterans and the providers who treat them are increasingly getting access to mobile apps that tie into the enterprise-wide electronic health records system Vista.

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