International health IT week in review: September 20

Pulse+IT's weekly weekend round-up of international health IT and eHealth news: chief Tim Kelsey to leave NHS England
ComputerWeekly ~ Lis Evenstad ~ 17/09/2015

NHS England’s digital chief will leave the organisation in December to take up a new role with Telstra Health in Australia.

Healthcare leads all industries in data breaches
Government Health IT ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 17/09/2015

The healthcare sector experienced 187 data breaches in the first half of 2015, a startling number on its own, but even more so when considering that it accounts for 21.1 percent of all breaches worldwide.

Senate panel gets earful on data access
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 17/09/2015

Eric Dishman made his way up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about just how critical – a matter of life or death – access to personal health information can be.

Fitbit wellness platform now HIPAA compliant
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 17/09/2015

Fitness device maker Fitbit now will enter into HIPAA business associate agreements with corporations, health plans and self-insured employers that want to offer its wellness platform to employees.

How to respond to FBI alert on medical devices
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 16/09/2015

With increasing networked medical devices and sensors in healthcare, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber alert warning last week about the vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities they pose for exploitation by cybercriminals is a wakeup call for the industry.

VA preps portal to consolidate services for vets
Government Health IT ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 16/09/2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to launch an online portal next month to act as a one-stop-shop for VA services

EHRs, portals have a positive effect on diabetes care
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 15/09/2015

Electronic health records and patient portals can improve the care of patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, according to a new article from Kaiser Permanente

CCIOs issue Newcastle Declaration
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 15/09/2015

Clinical information leaders from across the NHS have issued a joint declaration calling for interoperability to be recognised as vital to safe, connected patient care.

FBI issues cyber alert for ‘internet of things’ medical devices
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 15/09/2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert warning companies and the public about the cybersecurity risks that networked medical devices and wearable sensors pose to consumers.

Stars aligning for patient engagement startup market
Health Data Management ~ Greg Goth ~ 15/09/2015

The term "patient engagement" has become a kind of catchall, encompassing everything from platforms intended to make scheduling more efficient to portal interfaces to access electronic health records.

2015 EHR Satisfaction Survey
HealthcareITNews ~ Erin McCann ~ 14/09/2015

Want to talk big-ticket purchases? Those behemoth electronic health record systems so many hospitals and medical practices have rolled out in recent years are easily near the top of the list.

2015 survey results: speaking out about EHRs
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 14/09/2015

When we set out to survey Healthcare IT News readers about their electronic health record platforms, we expected they'd have a lot to say. And boy, did they ever.

DoD award, end of Meaningful Use mark new EHR era
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 14/09/2015

With the Defense Department’s recent $4.3 billion award to the Leidos-Cerner team and Stage 3 to be the final stage of the Meaningful Use program, the electronic health records market is poised to enter a new era over the next few years marked by technological innovation and lower pricing models.

How home telemedicine can improve communication with caregivers
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 14/09/2015

Telehealth offers an ideal way to provide ongoing communication and care coordination for caregivers of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a case study from the Department of Veterans Affairs illustrates

Scottish telehealth centre under fire
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 14/09/2015

NHS 24’s governance of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare has been heavily criticised in a leaked report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

3M considers sell-off of health IT arm
HealthcareITNews ~ Erin McCann ~ 11/09/2015

Officials at the St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M Health Information Systems, announced this week that they were strongly considering putting its business up for sale.

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