International health IT week in review: June 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending June 19:

Cerner retains largest market share in EMR industry
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 16/06/2016

Cerner continues to hold the largest market share of the $27 billion electronic medical records (EMR) market, thanks to its acquisition of Siemens Healthcare’s EMR business last year, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.

Hunt "relentless" on delivering paperless NHS
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 16/06/2016

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he will be “relentless’ in seeing through his commitment to a ‘paperless’ NHS by 2020, because technology underpins his ambitions for the NHS.

Kaiser's Mattison, CareMore's Jain weigh in on AMA CEO's "digital snake oil" comments
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 16/06/2016

Last week, Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, shook the digital health world, or at least the digital health Twitterverse, with a proclamation that digital health is the new "snake oil".

NHS Fife picks InterSystems
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 16/06/2016

InterSystems has continued its march through Scotland, with NHS Fife the latest to sign-up to the TrakCare platform.

Screen flashes and pop-up reminders: ‘alert fatigue’ spreads through medicine
Kaiser Health News ~ Shefali Luthra ~ 15/06/2016

Electronic health records increasingly include automated alert systems pegged to patients’ health information.

Judge dismisses American Well patent infringement lawsuit against Teladoc
FierceHealthcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 15/06/2016

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought against telehealth company Teladoc by rival company American Well, noting that the latter’s claims are too broad.

Black Book: small practices face closure thanks to MIPS
FierceHealthcare ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 15/06/2016

More than two-thirds of small physician practices foresee the loss of their independence by closing their doors or selling to larger groups due to the requirements of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and related technology issues, according to a new surveyfrom Black Book Rankings.

Wireless monitoring of sick kids rolls out in Birmingham
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 15/06/2016

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will roll out personalised wireless monitoring of sick kids, with an early warning system that can alert clinicians hours before a life threatening event.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh gets ready for #HISGoLive
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 14/06/2016

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has set a go-live date for its deployment of Allscripts Sunrise; and created a Twitter hashtag on which people can follow its progress.

Apple to add support for HL7 continuity of care documents to iOS 10
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 14/06/2016

Apple HealthKit champion Ricky Bloomfield, MD, said that Apple is adding support for the Health Level 7 Continuity of Care Document to iOS 10.

ONC publishes two new reports on health IT safety
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 14/06/2016

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has recently published two reports on health IT safety as the agency continues to make strides towards the optimization of the safety and safe use of electronic health records (EHRs).

VA joins NATE, as record sharing movement gains momentum
Health Data Management ~ Amanda Eisenberg ~ 14/06/2016

The National Association for Trusted Exchange has taken another step forward in building momentum for enabling consumers to access and control their healthcare information.

The transition to ICD-10 was easier than many had expected
Health Data Management ~ Amanda Eisenberg ~ 14/06/2016

When the costly and exhausting transition to the ICD-10 coding system occurred in October, some experts within the healthcare industry expected large-scale disruption and cataclysmic hits to providers’ cash flow.

IBM Watson’s latest challenge: diabetes
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 13/06/2016

IBM Watson Health and the American Diabetes Association have created a long-term partnership to combine the cognitive computing of Watson with the extensive storehouse of diabetes clinical data and research.

AMA CEO calls digital products modern-day ‘snake oil’
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 13/06/2016

When it comes to electronic health record technology, the American Medical Association has been an outspoken critic about what it perceives as the shortcomings of EHRs, voicing the widespread dissatisfaction of the doctors who use the systems.

QRisk2 in TPP "fixed" but up to 270,000 patients affected
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 10/06/2016

Up to 270,000 patients have been affected by errors in a cardiovascular disease risk digital calculator, which is being blamed on a “code mapping" issues.

FHIR’s normative stage only months away
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/06/2016

Industry stakeholders are starting to see light at the end of the interoperability tunnel, as major electronic health record vendors look to incorporate HL7’s emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard in their products.

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