International health IT week in review: April 17

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

Allscripts, Cerner, Evident/CPSI top-ranked for client satisfaction, says Black Book
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 14/04/2016

The study also found some Epic and Meditech customers felt 'trapped' in their contracts and may be considering a different vendor.

First Clinical Software Usability Survey reaches milestone
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 14/04/2016

Digital Health Intelligence has completed phase one of the first, national, comparative Clinical Software Usability Survey, cSUS.

Kaiser Permanente collecting patient data for DNA Research Bank
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 14/04/2016

Kaiser Permanente this week launched a new database that enables researchers to examine participants' DNA in conjunction with environmental and behavioral health.

Mismatch of HIT and workflow tops list of patient safety concerns
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 14/04/2016

A disconnect between health IT configurations and organizational workflow topped the ECRI Institute's 2016 list of top 10 patient safety concerns.

Scotland links Orion clinical portals
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 14/04/2016

West of Scotland’s health boards plan to share information by connecting their Orion clinical portals, creating a regional view of patient records.

Data gaps in EHRs a 'widespread problem'
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 14/04/2016

Electronic health records are missing a "substantial" amount of data, which could have "profound" implications for clinical care, medical research and public health, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes could face 2 year federal ban, Wall Street Journal reports
Healthcare IT News ~ Jeff Lagasse ~ 14/04/2016

Once valued at $9 billion, the biotech company could soon be barred from the blood testing business.

London surgery broadcast via virtual reality tech
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 13/04/2016

An operation performed tomorrow (14 April) at a London hospital on a patient with colon cancer will be the first in the world to be broadcast live through virtual reality technology.

Medi-Cal ditches $179M IT modernization project
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 13/04/2016

California has decided to scrap a $179 million computer modernization project for its Medi-Cal program and start over, reports California Healthline.

NHS England publishes ‘mixed’ picture of digital maturity
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 12/04/2016

NHS England has published data on a series of self-reported digital maturity measures for 239 NHS trusts.

NPfIT contracts to get further £500m
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 12/04/2016

Hospital IT contracts set up under the National Programme for IT will continue to be funded to the tune of £500 million up to 2020, NHS England has said.

IBM Watson teams up with American Cancer Society to pit cognitive computing against cancer
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 12/04/2016

IBM and the American Cancer Society are putting IBM Watson’s cognitive computing skills to work to advise people with cancer, as well as to counsel caregivers and survivors.

How CMS wants to see IT used to improve primary care
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 11/04/2016

In an effort to unlock healthcare data and move to value-based payment models, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today launched what it is calling its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve primary care in the United States, potentially impacting more than 20,000 clinicians and 25 million patients nationwide.

IBM plots course for Watson and Truven in value-based care
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 11/04/2016

With the acquisition of Truven Health Analytics completed late last week by IBM Corp., data scientists will immediately begin tapping into Truven’s health data with the analytic capabilities of Watson Health to derive findings that will bolster IBM’s offerings in the value-based care arena.

Teladoc completed 240,000 remote visits between January and March
MobiHealthNews ~ Aditi Pai ~ 11/04/2016

Telehealth company Teladoc announced that the company completed 240,000 telemedicine visits during the first quarter of the year, up 61 percent from 149,000 visits during the same period last year.

How a patient's Fitbit data helped ER doctors determine his treatment
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 11/04/2016

Doctors at an emergency room in New Jersey used data from a patient's Fitbit activity tracker -- which they happened to notice on his wrist -- to determine his course of treatment.

AliveCor, Columbia University launch remote monitoring trial for AFib
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 11/04/2016

AliveCor is continuing to build up the clinical evidence for the efficacy of its smartphone-connected Kardia ECG devices.

ICD-10 at 6 months: Providers and payers have yet to reach the bottom
Healthcare IT News ~ John Andrews ~ 11/04/2016

The mass worrying about healthcare coming to a grinding halt on the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 compliance deadline did not materialize. The transition went so well, rather, that it even has some healthcare professionals uneasy.

WHO Zika app launched for healthcare workers
eHealth News ZA ~ Terri Chowles ~ 11/04/2016

The WHO Zika App has been released as an electronic medical reference guide intended especially for healthcare workers.

MediPi open source telehealth kit piloted in NHS
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 11/04/2016

An open source telehealth kit built using a Raspberry Pi will be piloted with heart patients at a southern NHS trust this financial year.

DoD gives Cerner EHR implementation a name: MHS Genesis
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 08/04/2016

The Military Health System's massive EHR modernization project has a new name – MHS Genesis – and will begin in earnest at the end of this year, U.S. Department of Defense officials said.

Health IT Now: Health regulatory framework must be more 'trusting of IT'
FierceHealthIT ~ Dan Bowman ~ 08/04/2016

Patients would benefit from a health regulatory framework that is less rigid and more "trusting of IT," according to a new white paper published this week by Health IT Now, in conjunction with health analytics firm Apervita.

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