International health IT week in review: May 1

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 1:

HSCIC actions 1.2m patient opt-outs
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 28/04/2016

More than 1.2 million people will have their objection to having their identifiable health data shared for purposes other than direct care actioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre this week.

Apple releases its open source CareKit framework, adds Cleveland Clinic as early adopter
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 28/04/2016

Apple announced CareKit, its new development framework for clinical care apps, at a special event in March. Today the framework went live for all developers, but three had early access.

ANDI facilitating health innovation in Africa
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 28/04/2016

The ANDI has unveiled its new five year strategic plan that aims to facilitate health technology innovation in Africa.

Why Nokia Technologies acquired digital health company Withings
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 27/04/2016

Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies, describes the company’s pending $191 million acquisition of Withings as a “reverse takeover”.

Geisinger takes giant steps toward precision medicine with its EHR-linked genomic initiative
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 27/04/2016

Geisinger Health System has enlisted 100,000 people for its genomic study and did so more quickly than expected. Attracting so many volunteers over two years has prompted program executives to raise the bar to 250,000 or more participants.

Human error a leading cause of cybersecurity incidents
FierceHealthIT ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 27/04/2016

No person is perfect, and human error is cause for concern when it comes to security across most sectors--the healthcare industry being no exception, a Verizon Enterprise Solutions report finds.

New York joins New Jersey drug-monitoring program
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 27/04/2016

New York has joined New Jersey's prescription drug monitoring program, reports The Washington Post.

IoT security to cost $350 million in 2016: Gartner
Health Data Management ~ Nathan Golia ~ 26/04/2016

As corporations across industries look to leverage the Internet of Things for improved customer interaction, risk management and more, securing the influx of data from smart devices is becoming a top priority.

Tech giant Nokia to acquire digital health device maker Withings for $191 million
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 26/04/2016

Nokia Technologies will acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million (170 million euros).

Chronic care management: Is the $50 billion market more hype than reality?
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 26/04/2016

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed that it would start paying, under CPT code 99490, for "non face-to-face care coordination services," one might have expected providers to rush en masse to cash in on what appears to be reasonably easy revenue.

30 Day Health releases care delivery app
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 26/04/2016

30 Day Health has developed an innovative web-based app, called Care Delivery, which aims to become the country’s leading on-demand healthcare platform.

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