International health IT week in review: March 12

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending March 12:

Salford Royal will upload wearables data to personalise treatment
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 09/03/2017

One of England’s most digitally advanced trusts will start uploading patient generated wearable data to its electronic patient record.

IDC: Hospitals undertaking digital transformation to skyrocket in 2017
Healthcare IT News ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 09/03/2017

While only 10 percent of healthcare providers and payers are currently working to digitize themselves, the analyst house estimates a big surge in the months ahead.

NHS England working with internet giants to promote digital tools
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 09/03/2017

NHS England is working with Google and Bing to increase the visibility of NHS content online and the forthcoming NHS app store.

Online tool helps patients better understand EHR notes
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/03/2017

The Clinical NotesAid, a natural language processing system, is designed to help patients comprehend their EHR notes by linking medical jargon to corresponding lay terms, definitions and other related patient education materials.

Allscripts, Cerner, Epic signal more open EHRs ahead
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 09/03/2017

Judy Faulkner, Zane Burke and Paul Black said during HIMSS17 interviews that they're offering APIs to foster innovation and tap into the industry's brightest minds to enable interoperability, patient identification, population health and more.

Virta launches with aim to reverse type 2 diabetes through digital coaching and nutrition plans
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 08/03/2017

Formed by a team of doctors, scientists and technologists hailing from Stanford, MIT and Harvard – and backed by $37 million from some big name investors – Virta is approaching type 2 diabetes with a goal to use personalized nutrition, one-on-one coaching and remote monitoring to reverse the disease rather than medication or surgery.

Apple stores now selling Qardio's smart blood pressure cuff
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 08/03/2017

Apple stores around the world and online are now selling the FDA-cleared smart blood pressure monitor from San Francisco-based wearable maker Qardio, marking the latest development in the digital health company’s ongoing relationship with the tech retail giant.

HIE use leads to shorter lengths of hospital stay, lower chance of ED readmission
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 08/03/2017

New York hospitals that accessed outside patient records reduced average length of stay by more than 7 percent and rates of 30 day readmission by 4.5 percent.

ICO investigating GP system supplier TPP
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 08/03/2017

Thousands of patients are being warned their GP electronic records may not be secure, amid an ongoing investigation into systems supplier, TPP.

CPOE usage paused at Nanaimo Regional hospital
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 08/03/2017

Island Health has pressed the pause button on the computerized ordering component of its new IHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

NHS app library to be launched this month
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 08/03/2017

The long awaited NHS app library will be live by the end of March, but initially with only with a handful of apps on offer.

Concerns grow over missing £100m NHS digital exemplar funds
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 07/03/2017

Concerns are growing over the missing £100 million NHS global digital exemplar funds, promised to 16 leading NHS digital hospital trusts.

WebMD integrates with Amazon Alexa to offer health information through voice assistant
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 07/03/2017

People who turn to WebMD in their quest for health information can now do so without lifting a finger – they can use their voice, through a new integration with Amazon Alexa.

Study calls cost savings from telehealth into question
MobiHealthNews ~ Jeff Lagasse ~ 07/03/2017

New findings published in the journal Health Affairs suggest that telehealth may increase overall healthcare spending by increasing utilization.

NantHealth stock plummets after second damning report on Patrick Soon-Shiong
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 07/03/2017

The report claims the biotech mogul used charitable donations to benefit his health tech company.

Partners Healthcare uncovers twist, and savings, in population health data
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 07/03/2017

By changing the way it previously treated the majority of patients, the hospital can help prevent many of them from moving into the most expensive cohort, senior director Kamal Jethwani said.

Senseonics gears up for US launch as it awaits FDA green light
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 03/03/2017

Implantable longterm continuous glucose monitor company Senseonics is in a better place than its financials would suggest.

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