International health IT week in review: October 11

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

FHIR interoperability advancing, Cerner expects first apps soon
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/10/2015

EHR vendor Cerner has unveiled a production version of Health Level Seven’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) framework for information sharing based on the latest web standards.

Harlow trust challenges EHR-related fine
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 08/10/2015

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is facing a fine of around £1.8 million for multiple breaches of the 52-week target for treating patients due to problems with its implementation of the Cosmic electronic patient record from Cambio.

Docs accused of using EHR to steal patients
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 08/10/2015

Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, California, has filed a suit against three pediatric lung specialists, claiming they wrongfully accessed patient records in order to lure them away.

Senators propose bill to create health IT rating system
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 07/10/2015

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have introduced a bill to help ensure that certified health IT systems work as promised.

ONC releases final nationwide interoperability roadmap
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/10/2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released its final Interoperability Roadmap laying out near-term, mid-term, and long-term goals to advance the safe and secure exchange of electronic health information nationwide.

HHS releases updated Meaningful Use rules
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 06/10/2015

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued the long-awaited final rules changing the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015-2017 and implementing Stage 3 of the program.

Kelsey: EMRs must be 'fit for purpose'
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 05/10/2015

Electronic patient record suppliers need to improve their engagement with clinicians to create effective systems for the NHS, NHS England’s national director for patients and information has said.

Pulling pharmacists into real time care teams
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 05/10/2015

A home health monitoring project launched by the University of Michigan is giving clinical pharmacists a role that might have previously been handled by the doctor or even a nurse enabling them to intervene quickly when a patient reports blood pressure problems.

Patient advocates reveal what doctors should know about engagement
HealthcareITNews ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 05/10/2015

"Drop the authority. Patients know more about themselves than their doctors do – I am actually the expert in this conversation."

ONC: Docs sharing data more with patients than other providers
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 05/10/2015

Physicians increasingly are sharing patient health information, but are doing so more with patients than with other providers, according to a new data brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

SNOMED to replace Read Codes by 2020
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 05/10/2015

All healthcare services in England will need to switch from Read Codes to the SNOMED system for clinical terminology by April 2020.

Shared record scheme wins EHI Awards
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 02/10/2015

A shared care record scheme in the South West of England was the overall winner of the EHI Awards 2015, held in London last night.

ICD-10 day one saw small glitches
Government Health IT ~ Susan Morse ~ 02/10/2015

The long-awaited, oft-dreaded code set converstion has just about everyone talking on October 1.

To med students mHealth is still science fiction
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 02/10/2015

America's future doctors might like the promise of mHealth, but they'd still prefer seeing their patients in person – even for follow-up visits.

Senator Alexander throws down gauntlet on stage 3 rule delay
HealthcareITNews ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/10/2015

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Thursday continued to threaten to use legislative powers to delay the release of the final rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use electronic health records program until Jan. 1, 2017.

ONC to develop patient-generated health data policy framework
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 02/10/2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will develop a policy framework for identifying best practices, gaps and opportunities for the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in research and care delivery through 2024.

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