International health IT week in review: May 22

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 22:

EMRAM 2.0: HIMSS Analytics raises the bar in its push for hospitals to reach Stage 7
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 19/05/2016

In 2005, HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, created the electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of EMR systems for hospitals in HIMSS Analytics Logic.

OpenNotes co-director says doctors will soon write notes for patients instead of themselves
MobiHealthNews ~ Aditi Pai ~ 19/05/2016

Doctors will eventually begin to write their notes more for patients than they will for their own memories or for other doctors, according to OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco.

Sandwell and West Birmingham picks Cerner as IT partner
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 19/05/2016

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has chosen Cerner for a major investment in IT that will see it overhaul its infrastructure, implement an electronic patient record, interface with local GP systems, and create a new patient portal.

UPS tests drone delivery in Rwanda
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 19/05/2016

UPS is backing start-up robotics company Zipline to deliver blood supplies and vaccines using drones to remote clinics in Rwanda.

Wireless monitoring during labor offers patients more mobility, eases burden for nurses
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 19/05/2016

A study of wireless monitoring of inpatient pregnant women yielded results similar to usual care, and both patients and nurses approved of the program, according to research published in Telemedicine and e-Health.

American Well unveils Exchange, compares it to what Amazon did for retail
Healthcare IT News ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 18/05/2016

Telehealth specialist American Well launched an online marketplace that CEO Roy Schoenberg boldly likened to

VA to roll out health management platform 'over next two years'
FierceEMR ~ Katie Dvorak ~ 18/05/2016

Long in the works, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it soon will begin rolling out its enhanced Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP), which VA CIO LaVerne Council calls "a major cornerstone of our modernization efforts."

DextraView to give surgeons a hands-free experience
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 18/05/2016

A Cape Town-based team are developing DextraView, a device which will enable surgeons to interact with medical images in a sterile and intuitive manner.

Ontario moves to strengthen patient privacy and rights
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 18/05/2016

Ontario is on its way to a new healthcare privacy protection act – in early May, the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The Act introduces new measures to improve privacy, accountability and transparency in the healthcare system.

Integrated care pioneers 'struggling and facing IT issues'
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 16/05/2016

The government’s integrated care pioneers have made little progress and are struggling with IT and information governance issues, an official evaluation has shown.

FDA issues draft guidance on use of EHRs in clinical investigations
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 16/05/2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance regarding the collection and use of electronic health record data in clinical trials.

The Healthcare Informatics 100: our annual ranking of healthcare IT vendors begins
Healthcare Informatics ~ Staff writer ~ 16/05/2016

The Healthcare Informatics 100 provides a complete listing of the top 100 revenue-earning companies in the industry.

EHR data can provide real time, regional flu surveillance
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 16/05/2016

The data in electronic health records can be harnessed to better predict, in near real-time, regional estimates of flu outbreaks in the U.S., according to an article in Scientific Reports.

SA medtech breakthroughs lead African innovation
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 16/05/2016

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).

Let vendors hash out HIT standards
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D Hall ~ 13/05/2016

Lingering interoperability problems and subsequent alterations to the federal Meaningful Use program create an ever-changing landscape for public health information exchanges (HIEs), which by some reports are feeling the brunt of the industry's frustration.

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