International health IT week in review: October 18

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

New Apple ResearchKit studies target autism, melanoma, epilepsy
mhealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 15/10/2015

ResearchKit's six-month-old universe is expanding again, thanks to three new healthcare projects that make use of the iPhone and Apple Watch.


NHS 24 IT system £41m over budget
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 14/10/2015

A project to implement a new IT system at Scotland’s NHS 24 is now £41.6 million over budget and more than two years behind schedule, according to a report by the Auditor General for Scotland.


Geisinger taps Cerner for pop health
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 14/10/2015

Geisinger Health System, a longtime leader in value-based care delivery, has enlisted Cerner to help broaden its population health capabilities.


Doctors lack basic knowledge about their patients, survey finds
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 14/10/2015

More than half of patients report that their medical history is missing or incomplete when they visit their doctor, and nearly half say their physician is not aware of what prescriptions they are taking.


Patient data: not sharing a 'breach'
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 14/10/2015

GPs could be investigated for failing to share patient data when there is a duty to do so, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office.


AAFP decries ONC's lack of 'necessary level of urgency' on interoperability
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 14/10/2015

It's time for action on interoperability, Robert Wergin, M.D., board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians, says in a letter responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap.


23andMe wins a second life
Forbes ~ Matthew Herper ~ 14/10/2015

This morning, 23andMe, the Silicon Valley maker of over-the-counter genetic tests, is announcing that it is raising $115 million from investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company, Casdin Capital and WuXi Healthcare Ventures, bringing the total raised by the company to $241 million.


Deloitte: Consumers using more healthcare technology
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 13/10/2015

Americans are increasing their use of technology to improve their health, navigate the health system and flex their shopping muscles, according to a new report from The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.


For one small family practice, a rocky start to ICD-10
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 13/10/2015

The early days of ICD-10 were difficult for Girgis Family Medicine in South River, N.J., as the practice’s payers and claims clearinghouse were not as ready as advertised.


Payers, clearinghouses say ICD-10 going well
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 13/10/2015

Almost two weeks have passed since the ICD-10 mandate took effect and early results from major health insurers Humana and UnitedHealthcare are very encouraging.


NHS e-Referral fails to report
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 12/10/2015

The NHS e-Referrals service is not producing any reports for users nearly four months after go-live.


How the Army is keeping vets healthy through access to data
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 12/10/2015

One key to keeping veterans healthy is putting them in control of their own health data, and the Army is doing that through the Performance Triad.


Cerner EHR clients testing app using FHIR technology
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 12/10/2015

Cerner Corporation has released a production version of Health Level 7 (HL7) International's Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to be tested by Cerner clients using the vendor's Millennium electronic health record and "SMART" apps.


CMS tries out telehealth payment model at nursing facilities
HealthcareITNews ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 09/10/2015

A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes.


Access to doc's notes can improve patient medication adherence
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 09/10/2015

Providing patients with access to their doctor's electronic notes can improve medication adherence, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.


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