International health IT week in review: November 27

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending November 27:

Ireland to go live with national maternity electronic record
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 22/11/2016

Ireland’s biggest maternity hospital will go-live with Cerner next month, as part of an upgrade that will see all its maternity units switch to the electronic health record system.

Major health IT event opens with recognition of most digitally mature hospitals
eHealthNews EU ~ Staff writer ~ 24/11/2016

Tire Devlet Hastanesi in Izmir Hospital, in Turkey was awarded EMRAM Stage 7, which demonstrates the highest level of digital maturity in a hospital.

Network outages at Cambridge lead to “resilience” review
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 24/11/2016

The deal made up about 70% of the trust’s £200 million eHospital programme that also included deploying the Epic electronic patient record.

Sub-Saharan Africa to reach over 1bn mobile subscriptions by 2022
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 24/11/2016

The Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Mobility Report reveals that the total mobile subscriptions penetration in the region is expected to reach 105% by 2022.

Consumer genomics and the road to legitimacy
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 23/11/2016

More than a decade ago, when most people were still using not-so-smart mobile phones, the first human genome was sequenced. It cost $3 billion.

A pop health, precision medicine, value-based care reality check
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 23/11/2016

progress on these fronts is fluctuating – from ‘dabbling’ today to leading-edge work toward next-generation care delivery.

Healthcare is prime target of Gatak Trojan malware
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 23/11/2016

The healthcare industry is the most affected by a strain of malware known as the Gatak Trojan, according to Symantec, a data security firm.

SA launches HIV/AIDS data monitoring system
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 23/11/2016

South Africa has launched its first national web-based system that aims to make HIV data accessible to healthcare practitioners.

Patient-reported outcomes necessary but difficult to obtain
FierceHealthcare ~ Ron Shinkman ~ 22/11/2016

Healthcare ratings are all the buzz, as are the methodologies for gathering data. But what if patients had a greater say in both?

Four new digital exemplars expected, including Imperial
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 21/11/2016

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is likely to be named as a global exemplar, in conjunction with the neighbouring Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Intel reportedly laying off much of wearables group
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 21/11/2016

According to a report from TechCrunch, Intel is laying off a large portion of its wearable group. The original report indicated that this meant the company is pulling away from wearables, but Intel denied that in a statement.

ONC's new 'pick list' report an opportunity to make EHRs safer
Fierce Healthcare ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 20/11/2016

The latest is new guidance based on a very specific review of medication “pick lists” used in ambulatory care settings.

EHRs, mHealth, evidence-based medicine crucial to fighting addiction
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 18/11/2016

Calling addiction the biggest U.S. health concern, Vivek Murthy, MD, says it should be seen as a chronic disease and treated as such.

Boston Medical Center launching telehealth epilepsy care collaborative
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 18/11/2016

Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand access to care for underserved populations of children and youth with epilepsy and related disorders.

82 percent of healthcare organizations have mobile strategy
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 18/11/2016

A large majority of healthcare organizations have a fully implemented mobile strategy, according to a new survey from open-source software vendor Red Hat.

UN recognises Ghana’s automated birth registry
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 18/11/2016

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has recognised Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Ghana’s Births and Deaths Registry for their automated birth registration system designed to make birth registration of children more accurate and efficient.

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