International health IT week in review: November 8

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

The long Read
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 05/11/2015

Read Codes are to be phased out across the NHS, and SNOMED CT must be used in primary care systems by the end of 2016 and in all IT systems by spring 2020.


Walgreens goes to Epic for EHR
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 05/11/2015

Walgreens is poised to roll out Epic EHRs in its more than 400 healthcare clinics across the country.


ER workers unhappy with their IT systems, survey shows
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 04/11/2015

As emergency departments are becoming busier and struggling to manage the influx of patients, clinicians and staff say they are hamstrung by inefficient and poorly designed ED information systems.


NHS IT leaders say 'paperless' possible
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 04/11/2015

Two-thirds of NHS IT leaders say they are confident their organisation can meet the goal to become paper-light by the turn of the decade.


AMA, medical organizations call on Congress to 'refocus' MU Stage 3
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 04/11/2015

The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading a campaign, along with 111 medical societies, calling for Congress to "refocus" Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.


OpenNotes shows success with medication adherence
HealthcareITNews ~ Jessica Davis ~ 03/11/2015

Patients with online access to doctors' notes are more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, a two-year Geisinger Health System study reports.


Kelsey: lives 'ruined' by lack of data
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 03/11/2015

People's lives are being “ruined” by the NHS' inability to join up patient information, according to NHS England's Tim Kelsey.


Treasury asked for £3-5 bn NHS tech fund
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 03/11/2015

The Treasury is being asked for up to £5.6 billion to support the NHS’ technology ambitions, as part of the spending review process that will conclude later this month.


NHS staff asked to rate EPR usability
Digital Health News ~ Digital Health News ~ 03/11/2015

NHS clinicians have been asked to rate the usability of their main IT system in a survey launched by Digital Health Intelligence and the CCIO Leaders Network.


MedAssets buyer sees chance to build ultimate HIM vendor
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 03/11/2015

Pamplona Capital Management will pay $2.7 billion for MedAssets because it sees new opportunities by combining MedAssets’ large suite of revenue cycle management services with health information management vendor Precyse, which Pamplona already owns.


A new kind of house call emerges in NYC
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 03/11/2015

New York-based FRND is testing a new version of the house call that dispatches a nurse to a consumer's home to collect vital signs and other information before remotely connecting – if necessary – to a doctor.


See the highest-rated EHRs for usability
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 02/11/2015

The American Medical Association, alongside MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, has launched a new framework to rank electronic health records according to their user-centered design, of UCD.


FHIRWorks rocks the Epic campus
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 02/11/2015

There's nothing like a developer event to get the crowd fired up. At least that's how the hosts and the keynote speaker at the FHIRWorks' event at the Epic campus last week described it.


Halamka: Stage 3 Meaningful Use should be eliminated
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/11/2015

John Halamka, M.D., chief information officer of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a critic of the Stage 3 electronic health records Meaningful Use program, even before it was finalized.


Patients prefer password-protected portals for most sensitive test results
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 02/11/2015

Most patients prefer receiving results from medical tests--especially ones containing highly sensitive information--through password protected patient portals or websites, according to a recent study.


Digital doctor to review NHS tech
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 30/10/2015

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that a best-selling US digital health author is to lead a review of the digital future of the NHS.


Why interoperability initiatives are accelerating
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 30/10/2015

Industry efforts to achieve interoperability have exploded in recent weeks, as several initiatives are working toward ways to advance the exchange of healthcare information.


Telemedicine market to hit $2.8 billion by 2022
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 30/10/2015

There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022.


Barcoding key to reaching HIMSS Level 6
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Dianne Daniel ~ 30/10/2015

When Toronto East General Hospital started its automation journey in 1997, the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) didn’t even exist.


Halton’s new hospital employs state-of-the-art technologies
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 30/10/2015

The new Oakville Hospital, which opens December 13th after four years of construction, is using a combination of organizational innovation and technological wizardry to provide the best patient care possible.


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