International health IT week in review: December 13

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

Interoperability: Government officials make plans for 2016
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 09/12/2015

When it comes to secure health information exchange, all eyes are on 2016. At an event Tuesday hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Committee, government officials spoke of their interoperability plans for the coming year.

MOD extends CGI records contract
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 10/12/2015

Te Ministry of Defence has extended its contract with CGI to provide an integrated electronic health record service for the UK’s armed forces.

All-Wales more-tests results service
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 09/12/2015

All health boards in Wales will be using the same system for sending pathology and radiology results to GP practices by the end of January next year.

ONC 2016 goal to connect HIEs nationwide met with skepticism
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/12/2015

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., yesterday laid out her office’s 2016 goals which include connecting health information exchanges across the “entire country within a year,” as part of the agency’s big push towards interoperability on a national level.

Lane Fox calls for free NHS wi-fi
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 08/12/2015

The provision of free wi-fi across the NHS estate is one of four, major recommendations set out by internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox in a new report on the digital future of health.

GPs in NME set to stick with SystmOne
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 08/12/2015

Nearly all GP practices in the North, Midlands and East of England that are using TPP’s SystmOne are set to stick with the clinical IT system once their national contract ends next year.

9 organizations urge Congress to oppose delay of Stage 3
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 08/12/2015

Health IT Now, along with with eight other organizations, some of them health IT vendors, are calling on Congress to stay the course on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program.

Assessing the privacy, security vulnerabilities of APIs
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/12/2015

Before patients can leverage application programming interfaces to access their healthcare data, as called for in the final Stage 3 electronic health record Meaningful Use rule, there are privacy and security issues that must be addressed.

Group gives Congress 10 ways to fix Stage 3
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/12/2015

As Congress considers delaying Meaningful Use Stage 3, a coalition of health IT groups and vendors seeks legislative changes to address the lack of interoperability

DirectTrust predicts the end of Meaningful Use
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 08/12/2015

Next year will be another one of "momentous forward movement" when it comes to interoperability in the healthcare sector, DirectTrust predicts.

NHSmail 2 faces delay
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 07/12/2015

The new secure email and messaging service for the NHS has been delayed by around five months due to issues with data centres.

Why medical devices are so hard to secure
mHealth News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 04/12/2015

Many of the aging medical devices still in wide use at hospitals across the U.S. were built without much consideration for security controls.

Healthcare pros enthusiastic about IBM Watson, despite hurdles
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 04/12/2015

Hospitals and health systems across the country are using IBM's Watson--and so far healthcare leaders are enthusiastic about the system, according to areport in the Wall Street Journal.

Confidence lacking in secure data sharing, survey finds
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 04/12/2015

More than two out of three healthcare organizations aren't completely confident they can share data safely while still protecting patient privacy, according to a new survey.

HIMSS Value Score to measure financial side of health IT
HealthcareITNews ~ Jessica Davis ~ 03/12/2015

HIMSS on Thursday launched its Value Score program, the first international IT quality measurement for healthcare providers that factors in technological, clinical and financial outcomes.

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