International health IT week in review: December 6

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

Summary Care Records: GPs add info
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 02/12/2015

Nearly all of England's GPs are able to write additional information into a patient's Summary Care Record from within their clinical system and more than 80% of SystmOne practices have added codes already.

Care plans shared with InterSystems
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 02/12/2015

London's care plan sharing scheme Coordinate My Care has gone live with InterSystems’ HealthShare.

EHRs credited for increase in hospital patient safety
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/12/2015

Thanks in part to widespread adoption of electronic health records, an estimated 87,000 fewer hospital patients died and nearly $20 billion in costs were saved because of reduced hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2014.

ONC: Two-factor authentication capabilities on the rise for hospitals
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 02/12/2015

Two-factor authentication is on the rise at hospitals and health systems, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

EHR meaningful use often not worth the effort, radiologists say
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 02/12/2015

Radiologists have had varied success with becoming meaningful users of electronic health records.

Consumer engagement: 'more rhetoric than reality'
HealthcareITNews ~ Jessica Davis ~ 01/12/2015

Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuelpopulation health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data.

GPs get read and write records access
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 01/12/2015

Clinical staff at Richmond’s new extended appointment hubs are able to read and write into patient records held in both Vision and Emis Web practice systems using Vision 360.

ICD-10 transition successful so far, but patient care takes hit
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 01/12/2015

Two new polls show mixed results since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance date went into effect.

Medelinked partners with Samsung S Health ~ eHealthNews ~ 01/12/2015

Medelinked has been appointed a Samsung S Health partner and the Medelinked app is now available for Galaxy and other Android devices in Google Play via S Health.

Samsung introduces the next generation of S Health ~ eHealthNews ~ 01/12/2015

Samsung has launched the next generation of the S Health app, which provides users with more interactive and easy-to-use health functions. The updated app will also include compatibility with non-Samsung Android devices.

Hospital turns to digital video to bolster discharge efforts
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 01/12/2015

For many hospitals and health systems, technology increasingly is becoming a linchpin in efforts to improve care coordination efforts with patients following discharge.

MD Anderson Cancer Center kicks off Apple Watch pilot
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 01/12/2015

The Apple Watch pilot that the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooperannounced last May finally launched today.

Judy Faulkner: Cambridge a success
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 30/11/2015

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be recognised as the UK reference site for the benefits of hospital digitisation within a year, Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner has said.

Hospital stops record scanning
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 30/11/2015

A Birmingham hospital trust has halted plans to scan its entire library of paper patient records.

Healthcare breaches surpass all others
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 30/11/2015

The healthcare breach numbers are sobering, jolting even, as healthcare and government sectors move to the top of the list of sectors sustaining the most data breached.

Technology’s role in population health
Health Data Management ~ Elizabeth Gardner ~ 30/11/2015

As population health initiatives grow, technology is looming as an enabler of far-ranging efforts to achieve results.

Scripps, Aetna, J&J to study wearables, patches for atrial fibrillation screening
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 30/11/2015

The Scripps Translational Science Institute is working with Aetna and Johnson & Johnson to launch a trial that will test iRhythm’s Zio Patch and the Amiigo activity tracker as possible new ways to screen at-risk populations for atrial fibrillation.

Health IT Now endorses VA telehealth expansion bill
Government Health IT ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 30/11/2015

A coalition of healthcare advocates has endorsed the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2015, a bill that would expand veterans' access to telehealth services.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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