International health IT week in review: December 11

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending December 11

Connected medical devices pose security risks, but pacemaker assassinations aren't a big worry
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 07/12/2016

Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems.

Medtronic, Fitbit integrating health and activity data for diabetes management
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 08/12/2016

The two companies have developed a mobile app, the iPro2 myLog app, that will enable patients living with type 2 diabetes to view their glucose levels and physical activity data in one application.

Another IT crash in the north
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 07/12/2016

A component failure at a hospital has led to delayed appointments, the latest in a spate of IT crashes at NHS trusts.

Rush Health taps InterSystems for interoperability, care coordination
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 07/12/2016

Chicago-based Rush Health will adopt the InterSystems HealthShare interoperability platform for collaborative care coordination – a platform that will make it possible for the health system to roll out a private health information exchange.

Why implementing EHR systems still is fraught with risk
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 07/12/2016

The often-cited challenges to the implementation of electronic health record systems are not what healthcare providers say they are.

21st Century Cures Act passes Senate
Fierce Healthcare ~ Gienna Shaw ~ 07/12/2016

Language in the bill could force technology vendors to make their systems talk to one another, prohibiting information blocking and other practices that interfere with data-sharing that would benefit patients. In addition to EHR interoperability, it also addresses product standards and certification.

NHS Digital sees off patient privacy challenge
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 06/12/2016

NHS Digital has seen off a challenge to the way its anonymises millions of patients’ data, with a verdict finding the practice is in keeping with national guidelines.

Bill Maris, former CEO of GV, reportedly raises $230M for new healthcare fund
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 06/12/2016

Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures (later renamed GV) who left the company earlier this year, has reportedly raised $230 million for a new fund that will focus on healthcare investments.

Settlement in Tampa General Hospital insider breach lawsuit
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 06/12/2016

In a rare settlement of a data breach class action lawsuit, Tampa General Hospital has agreed to pay a total of just $10,000 to plaintiffs who alleged they're at risk for identity theft as a result of insider incidents.

Mount Sinai establishes 3D printing services for clinicians and researchers
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 06/12/2016

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has developed the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their cases.

Most mHealth apps aren't effective for chronic conditions
Fierce Healthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 06/12/2016

An explosion of new mobile health apps offers consumers an unprecedented level of choice, but clinical utility is still lacking for those with chronic conditions.

Aggressive ransomware blamed for NHS cyber-attack
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 05/12/2016

The Globe2 ransomware virus has been singled out as the culprit in the cyber-attack that took down a northern NHS trust's systems for four days.

MedNet Solutions raises $16.5M for clinical trial support platform
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 05/12/2016

Minnetonka, Minnesota-based MedNet Solutions, which makes a software platform that allows non-technical researchers to set up, deploy and manage clinical studies, has raised $16.5 million in funding in a round led by Arrowroot Capital.

Nanowear gets FDA clearance for cardiac-monitoring clothing
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 05/12/2016

New York City-based Nanowear has received FDA clearance for SimpliECG, a "remote cardiac-monitoring undergarment".

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