International health IT week in review: August 23

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


Does it matter if docs don't like EHRs?
HealthcareITNews ~ Michelle Ronan Noteboom ~ 20/08/2015

Physician satisfaction matters, but not nearly as much as improving the quality of patient care.

New cloud platform seeks to accelerate cancer care collaboration
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 20/08/2015

Intel has launched Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a new service to enable providers and researchers to securely share genomic, imaging and clinical data among participating organizations across the globe.

Salisbury selects Lorenzo
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 20/08/2015

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has chosen CSC as preferred bidder to provide its Lorenzo electronic patient record system.

Allscripts, CoverMyMeds partner
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 20/08/2015

The partnership aims to increase the number of health plans available for Allscripts eAuth software clients.

Barts cancer patients use Skype
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 19/08/2015

Cancer doctors at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital are monitoring patients from home via Skype video link.

Vendor changes increasing EHR satisfaction among larger doc practices
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 19/08/2015

Vendor improvements to their electronic health records are increasing large practices' satisfaction with their systems, according to a new survey from Black Book Rankings.

HHC tech leaders out amid billing probe of EMR implementation
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 19/08/2015

Four top leaders at New York City's Health and Hospitals Corp. have left the organization after an investigation into improper billing for a revamp of its electronic medical record system.

Alberta government cancels $3 billion lab contract
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 19/08/2015

Alberta’s NDP government has ordered Alberta Health Services to cancel the award of a $3 billion laboratory services contract to a private-sector firm from Alberta.

Cerner to take charge of BC EHR project
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 19/08/2015

Cerner will replace IBM as the lead contractor in the $842 million electronic health record integration project in British Columbia.

Digital health hub Catalyst grabs RiNo block for new digs
The Denver Post ~ Tamara Chuang ~ 18/08/2015

Developers hoping to turn Colorado into the nation's digital health capital have acquired an entire block in the sizzling River North district.

Stage 3 meaningful use: What's next?
HealthcareITNews ~ John Andrews ~ 18/08/2015

Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers

Hospitals use paper, electronic methods for summary of care records exchange
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 18/08/2015

Less than 10 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging summary of care records with outside sources.

Wye Valley second trust for openMaxims
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 17/08/2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust has signed a five-year deal with IMS Maxims to implement its open source electronic patient record openMaxims.

Community hospitals look to replace EHR vendors
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 17/08/2015

More than half of community hospitals across the country are unhappy with the usability of their EHR systems, and nearly 20 percent of those hospitals are actively looking to replace their EHR vendors, according to a recent survey.

NME to retain most NPfIT-era systems
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 17/08/2015

The end of National Programme for IT contracts in the North, Midlands and East of England is looking less and less likely to trigger an immediate, large-scale change-over of IT systems.

A no-brainer? Why digital health zombies are good for the industry
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 17/08/2015

Zombies aren't just on "The Walking Dead" any more. A growing number of digital health startups are also dead on their feet, according to a new report from Accenture.

Gazan medico team 3D-prints world-leading stethoscope for 30c
The Register ~ Darren Pauli ~ 14/08/2015

Tarek Loubani, an emergency physician working in the Gaza strip, has 3D-printed a 30 cent stethoscope that beats the world's best $200 equivalent as part of a project to bottom-out the cost of medical devices.

Meaningful use didn't spark EHR uptake
HealthcareITNews ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 14/08/2015

Could the rise in EHR adoption be a matter of correlation to meaningful use and not causation? A new study suggests that might be the case.

Melanoma app vendor barred from making deceptive health claims
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 14/08/2015

Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a melanoma-detection app vendor has been barred from making further deceptive health claims about his products available for sale online in the Apple and Google app stores.

How CVS uses telehealth, EHRs to improve patient care
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 14/08/2015

While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic.

Hospital EHR adoption grows, but other care settings still lack ability to receive data
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 14/08/2015

While exchange of data between hospitals and outside providers is increasing, the industry still faces many barriers when it comes to interoperability.

Natural language processing in high demand
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 14/08/2015

The global healthcare Natural Language Processing (NLP) market is expected to grow from $1.10 billion in 2015 to $2.67 billion by 2020, according to a new report.

Coming soon to a screen near you: Doctors
Reuters ~ Beth Pinsker ~ 12/08/2015

When the great summer cold hit my family, we hunkered down with soup, tissues and TV. But then my cough started to sound more worrisome.

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