International health IT week in review: September 6

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

Digital stethoscope that links with EHR gets FDA clearance
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 03/09/2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a digital stethoscope that can integrate heart sounds into a patient’s electronic health record.

Bryant puts paperless future on CCGs
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 03/09/2015

Clinical commissioning groups have overall responsibility for delivering a paperless NHS by 2020 and will manage any funding made available to support this ambition, NHS England has said.

NIH grants support incorporation of DNA info into EHRs
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 02/09/2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded 12 grants to support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic health records.

What will DoD-Cerner mean for EHR ROI?
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 02/09/2015

The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the worth of electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC Health Insights suggests.

CHEO leads with paperless outpatient clinics
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 02/09/2015

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has become the first hospital in Canada to receive a Stage 6 electronic health records designation for its outpatient clinics from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Salesforce jumps into healthcare with a tailored cloud platform
Computerworld ~ Katherine Noyes ~ 02/09/2015

Sales and marketing have long been Salesforce's proverbial bread and butter, but on Wednesday the CRM giant branched out in a new direction with a cloud platform tailored specifically for healthcare providers and patient data.

ONC decertifies two SkyCare EHR products
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 02/09/2015

Two electronic health record systems have had their certifications terminated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for failure to continue to meet the EHR certification program requirements.

London to roll out eRedbook
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 01/09/2015

A handful of London trusts are about to start trialling the eRedbook child health record, ahead of a capital-wide roll-out over the next couple of years.

ICD-10 readiness: shaky optimism
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 01/09/2015

ICD-10 is officially a month away and all indications suggest this Oct. 1 will be the day that finally matters for the code set conversion.

AHRQ funds target research, IT tools to improve patient safety
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 01/09/2015

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is making millions of dollars available for ambulatory care and long-term care facilities to research strategies to improve patient safety through information technology and other evidence-based tools.

Black Book: Greenway tops EHR vendors for primary care doc satisfaction
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 01/09/2015

Greenway Health is now the top-ranked electronic health record vendor for customer satisfaction among primary care physicians, edging out Practice Fusion, according to a new report from Black Book Rankings.

NME trust plans i.PM wrap and replace
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 01/09/2015

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has issued a tender for an electronic patient record that can integrate with its existing systems.

Argonaut interoperability project focuses on testing
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 31/08/2015

The Argonaut Project has entered Phase Two of its efforts to accelerate development and adoption of Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), an interoperability framework leveraging the latest web standards.

Can telemedicine appeal to both consumers and providers?
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 31/08/2015

History is filled with businesses trying to stand out in the crowd and differentiate themselves from their competitors. It's no different in telemedicine, where companies like American Well, Teledoc and Doctor on Demand seem to be taking up all the space.

Are digital health technologies really good for our health?
Fortune ~ Christina Hernandez Sherwood ~ 31/08/2015

Countless entrepreneurs around the world have launched digital health companies in the last decade and more than 100,000 mobile apps are currently on the market—all with the goal of making us healthier. But how many of these companies have concrete evidence to support their health claims?

eRx of controlled substances now legal in 50 states
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 28/08/2015

With e-prescribing of controlled substances now legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers.

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