International health IT week in review: July 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 10: dumped after Caldicott review
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 06/07/2016

The controversial programme has been killed off following the release of Dame Fiona Caldicott's latest report on security and information governance in the NHS, which recommends sweeping changes to NHS data protection.

11 million patient record breaches make June worst month for information security in 2016
Healthcare IT News ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 07/07/2016

The number of healthcare security attacks continues to grow with breaches of over 11 million patient records in June, more than any other month this year, according to a report from security firm Protenus and

Tough penalities and better data control - Caldicott
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 06/07/2016

Dame Fiona Caldicott’s latest review of information governance and security in the NHS says trusts should make security control as high a priority as financial control, and recommends a tougher IG Toolkit for trusts.

Obsolete NHS IT to be scrapped as security risk
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 06/07/2016

The government has indicated that there will be a blitz on removing obsolete technology from the NHS that poses a security risk.

Mount Sinai launches mobile app to give patients access to Epic EHR
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 06/07/2016

The new app, which includes features for finding doctors and booking appointments as well as general information, is designed to strengthen patient engagement efforts by streamlining their experience, Mount Sinai’s CIO said.

Mercy parlays EHR implementation into business line
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 06/07/2016

Mercy now implements Epic for other hospitals, particularly small and mid-sized facilities, with a commercialized business line.

Namibia launches stock-outs monitoring platform
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 06/07/2016

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has launched the Facility Electronic Stock Card pharmacy dashboard to prevent stock-outs of essential medicines.

Island Health presses ahead with CPOE, despite complaints
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 06/07/2016

Island Health will not delay the implementation of a $174-million electronic health-record system in a Nanaimo hospital, but will add extra resources as physicians continue to sound warnings about fatigue and a possible catastrophic incident.

Addressing security risks of older medical devices
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 06/07/2016

It could take many years before healthcare entities are "flushed" of using older medical devices running software that is no longer supported by vendors.

C-CDA documents omit key clinical information, researchers find
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 06/07/2016

Although progress has been made since Stage 1 of the meaningful use program, any expectation that Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) documents could provide complete and consistently structured patient data is premature.

Sutton integrates social care and health record
Digital Health News ~ Lyn Whitfield ~ 05/07/2016

The London Borough of Sutton and NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group have created a shared care record with social services involvement from the outset.

NHS IT like a "1950s bank" - Swindells
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 05/07/2016

NHS England’s new commissioning and IT boss has likened the public health system’s technology to a 1950s bank, and says it is lagging behind many comparable countries.

Coaching app Vida helped 58 percent of a UnitedHealthcare cohort lose weight
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 05/07/2016

In a deployment with UnitedHealthcare, health coaching startupVida was able to reduce weight and blood pressure in a group of 1,000 high-BMI patients across three states.

Congress demands Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes explain what went wrong
Healthcare IT News ~ Jeff Lagasse ~ 05/07/2016

Congressional officials cited clinical laboratory failures that led Theranos to void two years of test results from its proprietary Edison blood-testing device, affecting patients who may have received inaccurate or unwarranted medical care on the basis of those results.

EHR costs proving to be roadblock to big data and predictive analytics
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 05/07/2016

Hospitals amassing more and more administrative, clinical, financial and ICD-10 data are looking to harness statistics, data science and mining tools and the electronic health record market is expanding but new obstacles are arising.

Mobile apps: consumers want health plans to keep it simple
FierceHealthcare ~ Annette Boyle ~ 05/07/2016

Insurers and technology startups have introduced hundreds of healthcare apps in recent years, many aimed at revolutionizing the healthcare experience, but a recent Strategy& survey finds that consumers have less lofty preferences.

Telehealth use effective for remote monitoring, counselling of chronic disease patients
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 05/07/2016

Research on the use of telehealth is vast and varied, yet there is evidence to support its effectiveness for specific uses, such as remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions and psychotherapy as part of behavioral health.

Electronic tablets speed stroke care during patient transport ~ Staff writer ~ 05/07/2016

A clinical trial testing mobile videoconferencing as a means for physicians to diagnose stroke patients while they're being transported to the hospital has found that a tablet-based system produced diagnoses highly correlating with a bedside assessment.

East London pilots technologies to support older people
Digital Health News ~ Kim Thomas ~ 04/07/2016

Innovative technologies to support older people with long-term conditions or dementia are to be piloted in East London.

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