International health IT week in review: November 6

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending November 6:

Criminal investigation after trust downed in cyber attack
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 03/11/2016

Police are now investigating after a computer virus shut down three northern hospitals for four days.

Digital programs are close to earning CMS's approval
MobiHealthNews ~ Staff writer ~ 04/11/2016

While the final version of the CMS’s 2017 physician payment rule made clear it would move forward with extending Medicare coverage to diabetes prevention programs, the parameters for how digital versions would be included remain unclear.

GP video consultation to be rolled out next year
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 04/11/2016

GPs across Greater London and surrounding counties will be provided with access to video consultations software, with hopes it will jump start the historically slow uptake of the technology.

Texas Hospital hacked, affects nearly 30,000 patient records
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 04/11/2016

Hospital officials noticed suspicious activity in August, which may have compromised health insurance and laboratory data.

Why HIPAA needs an update
FierceHealthcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 04/11/2016

While technology and innovation in healthcare has undergone a rapid evolution, the Privacy and Security Rules within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act have remained stagnant, say registered nurse Karen Colorafi and attorney Bryan Bailey.

University College London Hospitals set for Epic adventure
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 03/11/2016

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has picked Epic as the preferred supplier of a new electronic patient record.

Cognitive security will be available to any hospital within three years
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 03/11/2016

The breed of emerging security technologies, which leverage AI and machine learning, can slow down hackers and sift through massive data volumes to help users make actionable decisions.

CDC: only one-third of physicians electronically shared information in 2015
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 02/11/2016

Only one-third of physicians had used EHR systems to electronically send, receive, integrate, or search for patient health information from other providers, and only 8.7 percent, or one in 10, had used it for all four activities, according to the CDC data brief.

New AMA textbook schools students on EHRs, emerging medical practice
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/11/2016

The American Medical Association on Tuesday launched a new “health systems science” textbook designed to provide medical students with a modernized curriculum that properly prepares future physicians for a 21st century healthcare system, including the successful use of electronic health records.

Wired homes will enable seniors to stay in community
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 02/11/2016

A test of a portable, model home that’s designed to help seniors stay in their communities is set to go ahead as a pilot project in January. The project, led by a University of Calgary research team, centres on a 460 square-foot, one-bedroom laneway house equipped with medical monitoring technology.

Bryant lays out conditions for helping tech cos into the NHS
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 01/11/2016

NHS Digital wants to improve market conditions to make it easier for businesses to sell technology into the NHS, but in return it will require companies to increase usability, interoperability and security.

Apple hires Ricky Bloomfield, MD, who pioneered use of HealthKit
Healthcare IT News ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 01/11/2016

Duke was one of the first hospitals to integrate Apple HealthKit with Epic, incorporating patient-generated health data into the EHR.

Small practices struggling to adjust to new payment incentives
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 01/11/2016

Executives of most small physician practices do not understand new quality measurement and payment models under the MACRA and MIPS rules, which also include changes to electronic health records meaningful use requirements.

Hospital CIOs focused on data security in mobile investments
FierceHealthcare ~ Susan D Hall ~ 01/11/2016

Strengthening data security topped the priority list for mobile workflow investments in a new poll of 100 healthcare CIOs conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) on behalf of enterprise communications vendor Spok.

SA’s largest pathology service leapfrogs into the digital era
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 01/11/2016

The NHLS has rolled out InterSystems’ TrakCare Laboratory information System across all of its 349 laboratories in all of SA’s nine provinces.

Salisbury goes live with Lorenzo
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 31/10/2016

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust went live with the Lorenzo electronic patient record over the weekend.

Virus all but shuts down Northern Lincolnshire and Goole
Digital Health News ~ Staff writer ~ 31/10/2016

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust shut down the majority of its electronic systems on Sunday and cancelled all operations for the following two days after a computer virus was detected.

NewYork-Presbyterian invests in telehealth start-up Avizia
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 31/10/2016

Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based telehealth solution provider, announced the completion of its Series A financing totalling $17 million, with $6 million from HealthQuest Capital and NewYork-Presbyterian.

AMA and IHTSDO set collaborative health terminology agreement
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 31/10/2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) have entered a new collaborative agreement to coordinate on the design and development of their respective coding and terminology products.

Cybercrime-as-a-service' in healthcare on the rise
FierceHeatlhcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 31/10/2016

Stolen medical records may not be worth as much as financial account data or credit card information, but the “cybercrime-as-a-service” market continues to grow when it comes to healthcare, cybersecurity experts say.

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