International health IT week in review: November 13

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending November 13:

Donald Trump's healthcare plans: The good, bad, and the very ugly
Healthcare IT News ~ Henry Powderly ~ 10/11/2016

The president-elect has already laid out a plan that many feel will cause massive disruption to the industry.

E-discharge standards to GPs 'poor'
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 10/11/2016

Central NHS organisations are rebooting attempts to improve communication between emergency departments and GPs, with the ‘perpetual winter’ crisis now affecting the NHS spurring new efforts.

ONC delivers annual health IT report to Congress
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 10/11/2016

In its annual health IT report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) said that the healthcare system is seeing “unprecedented levels of electronic health information exchange” while acknowledging there is more work to do to achieve truly seamless and secure flow of electronic data.

Will Trump presidency disrupt current health IT policy?
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/11/2016

Some of the president-elect’s positions on healthcare are well-known, such as his stated intent to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with health savings accounts, and working with Congress to create a “patient-centered healthcare system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.”

SA turns to remote sensing and mHealth to prevent malaria
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 10/11/2016

Researchers at the University of Pretoria have turned to satellite data to predict malaria outbreaks and mobile apps to control and monitor the disease.

Remote monitoring of foot ulcers in Derbyshire
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 09/11/2016

Camera equipment for monitoring foot ulcers remotely has been rolled out in Derbyshire, with the aim to cut outpatient appointments for diabetics.

ONC tells Congress: Interoperability must be a priority
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 09/11/2016

In its annual report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT touts widespread EHR usage and an increase in health information exchange. But the agency says there's still work do be done to make true interoperability a success.

How deeply does Donald Trump understand cybersecurity?
Healthcare Info Security ~ Eric Chabrow ~ 09/11/2016

President-elect's remarks show infosec as a priority, but his grasp of the issues remains hazy.

Every element' of Obamacare to be challenged after Trump victory
Health Data Management ~ Kathryn Mayer ~ 09/11/2016

After Donald Trump’s surprising upset in the presidential race, the question for employers is: Just what will a President Trump mean for healthcare and employee benefits?

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 09/11/2016

Healthcare IT experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward as Republicans take both executive and legislative branch control.

Following election, health IT policy picture is murky
FierceHealthcare ~ Dan Bowman ~ 09/11/2016

While Tuesday’s election results, in which Republicans retained control of the House and Senate and gained control of the presidency thanks to Donald Trump’s surprising victory, likely mean attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are forthcoming, implications for health IT stakeholders are less clear.

Technovera wins Samsung prize for smart locker solution
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 08/11/2016

SA’s award-winning, automated chronic medicine dispensing system, Technovera, has won first place at the Samsung South Africa Launching People – Mixed Talents competition.

ECRI out with 10 deadly healthcare technology hazards for 2017
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 07/11/2016

The goal of the annual list, say ECRI leaders, is to inform healthcare facilities about important safety issues involving the use of medical devices and systems.

Dissatisfaction is a 'wake-up call' for healthcare analytics vendors
FierceHealthcare ~ Susan D Hall ~ 07/11/2016

change dramatically in the next few years, according to a new report from Peer60.

MSQ Health and CSIR moving healthcare to the cloud
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 07/11/2016

MSQ Health and the CSIR are to develop and pilot technology that allows medical devices to be monitored and analysed through a cloud-based system.

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