International health IT week in review: July 3

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 3:

Clinical informaticist shares why FHIR won’t extinguish HL7
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 30/06/2016

Russell Leftwich, M.D., a clinical informaticist and an HL7 International board member, discusses the promise of FHIR in healthcare and the near-term “hybrid" world that healthcare organizations will be operating in.

4,300 records breached at Massachusetts General Hospital
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 30/06/2016

A third-party vendor is responsible for the security breach of the protected health information of 4,300 patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Teladoc to acquire HealthiestYou for $125 million
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 30/06/2016

HealthiestYou, which raised $30 million from Frontier Capital in November, provided employees with an app to access a location-aware provider directory to read reviews, ratings and background information, compare prescription pricing.

Biden announces vast list of federal and private-sector collaborations at Cancer Moonshot Summit
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 29/06/2016

With more than 350 oncology researchers, data and technology experts, alongside with more 6,000 people at linked events nationwide, it's billed as the the first time a group this big has gathered for such an initiative.

MedRX app connecting patients to pharmacies
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Mimi Machakaire ~ 29/06/2016

Three young Ghanaians have developed an app, called MedRX, which allows patients to find pharmacies that stock the medicine they need.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh go-live with Sunrise
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 29/06/2016

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust have gone live with Allscripts Sunrise electronic patient record, deploying it across five sites.

Here's how a hacker extorts a clinic
Healthcare Info Security ~ Jeremy Kirk ~ 28/06/2016

The following is an unsettling tale told from an inside view - that of the hacker who is claiming to have breached several healthcare organizations.

Records for nearly 10M patients for sale by hacker
FierceHealthcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 28/06/2016

Personal information for close to 10 million people is being sold online by a hacker who stole the information from a health insurance database and three hospitals.

McKesson starts to move away from health IT business
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 28/06/2016

McKesson today announced it is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its Enterprise Information Solutions product line, and observers say this represents the equivalent of putting out a “for sale” sign on its suite of hospital information systems.

McKesson will merge IT unit with Change Healthcare, but deal does not include Paragon EHR
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 28/06/2016

The deal to separate its IT unit apparently does not include its Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business, a division of McKesson that provides core hospital information systems such as Paragon.

McKesson, Change Healthcare partner for new healthcare IT company
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 28/06/2016

switch and prescription routing business) and most of McKesson Technology Solutions – with the exception of RelayHealth Pharmacy and its Enterprise Information Solutions division.

Mayo Clinic uses EHRs, genetics to tailor patients’ antidepressants
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 28/06/2016

By combining an electronic health record system with genetic testing results, psychiatrists at the Mayo Clinic are able to personalize treatment for patients taking antidepressants.

West of England begins pilot to help people with diabetes
Digital Health News ~ Kim Thomas ~ 27/06/2016

A suite of mobile technologies is to be rolled out to 12,000 people with diabetes in the West of England later this year, as part of a two-year trial to help patients manage their condition more effectively.

FCC opens up website for healthcare providers to register MBAN deployments
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 27/06/2016

At long last, the FCC is almost ready to create a dedicated spectrum band for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBANs.

Report: Meaningful Use payments total $34.7 billion
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 27/06/2016

Since the beginning of the meaningful use program and through May 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has allocated $34.69 billion in meaningful use incentives payments, according to CMS data.

Brexit: what it could mean for digital health
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 24/06/2016

The people have voted and it’s unlikely to be good news for either the NHS’s finance or efforts to give it a digital makeover.

Redox API integrates health apps with Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic EHRs
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 24/06/2016

Redox, a health IT startup founded by former Epic engineers that creates application programming interfaces for EHRs, announced that it has integrated five cloud-based applications.

Mobile app uses analytics to predict hospital readmissions
FierceHealthcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 24/06/2016

A mobile application that uses analytics to predict hospital readmissions and allows patients to more easily communicate with providers has the potential save the healthcare industry billions of dollars, its developers say.

Prescription drug monitoring programs prove worthwhile in preventing opioid deaths
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 24/06/2016

The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published in Health Affairs.

Data in patient records hold the best hope for improving research
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 24/06/2016

The plethora of data available from electronic health records, claims systems, registries and from patients themselves is an unprecedented opportunity to modernize and augment clinical trials, while improving the current drug development process through the use of real-world evidence.

Low-cost technology may improve rehab for stroke victims
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 24/06/2016

New technology being developed at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University is designed to help stroke victims more quickly regain lost motor skills compared with conventional therapies.

SES deploys SATMED eHealth platform in Benin
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 24/06/2016

The new satellite-based platform in Allada will be used by Fondation Follereau Luxembourg (FFL) to communicate with doctors and medical experts around the world, access online training tools, and establish facilities such as video conferencing, data collection and analysis.

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