International health IT week in review: April 2

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 2:

Four more acute global digital exemplars confirmed by NHS England
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 31/03/2017

The additional four acute global digital exemplar trusts have finally been confirmed by NHS England, after being revealed in trusts’ board papers previously.

S Health relaunches as Samsung Health, adds telemedicine integration and more
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 30/03/2017

As it launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, Samsung also quietly announced the re-invention of its S Health app as "Samsung Health".

Julia Adler-Milstein on interoperability issues: change the business incentives
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 30/03/2017

How can interoperability progress be made? A health IT policy expert has some ideas that policymakers may want to consider.

Report: adoption of telehealth can generate cost savings for rural communities, hospitals
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 30/03/2017

The adoption of telehealth technologies in rural areas can result in significant cost savings for hospitals and their communities due to transportation cost savings, lost wages savings, hospital cost savings and increased revenues for local labs and pharmacies.

Confusion surrounds John Fleming HHS health IT appointment as some question his role
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 30/03/2017

Confusion surrounding former Louisiana representative John Fleming's appointment to a new health IT post within the Department of Health and Human Services is mounting, leading some in the industry to question whether he is serving as a White House surrogate.

Project launched to create artificial intelligence virtual GP
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 30/03/2017

A project has been launched to create a virtual GP using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

FBI warns healthcare organizations to check FTP servers
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 29/03/2017

Hackers are targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers that are operating in "anonymous" mode within medical and dental organizations, the FBI warns healthcare industry stakeholders.

National platform to share mammography images seeks growth
Health Data Management ~ Marianne Matthews ~ 28/03/2017

Radiology image exchange has been challenging for healthcare providers, but a specialty image effort has made recent progress in building a national platform for sharing mammography studies.

Islington CCG to deploy integrated digital care record after delays
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 28/03/2017

Islington is one of NHS England’s 25 Integrated Care pioneer sites, chosen and funded to try out new approaches to joining up health and social care.

How nursing informatics helped Carolinas HealthCare eliminate 18 million clicks
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 27/03/2017

The health system drastically reduced documentation time within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.

Hester hits back over TPP patient data security concerns
Digital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 27/03/2017

TPP founder Frank Hester has written to the health secretary Jeremy Hunt, arguing restricting his company’s data sharing scheme to address security concerns would be detrimental to patient care.

Million pound diabetes app rolled out to CCGs
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 24/03/2017

rolled out in clinical commissioning groups across England.

DarioHealth sees record revenues in 2016, sets sights on global market
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 24/03/2017

DarioHealth is in good shape, reporting record revenues, an increasing user base and big plans to expand with payers, new markets and partnerships to monetize big data.

Oracle unveils cloud-based data management service for healthcare
Healthcare IT News ~ Jack McCarthy ~ 24/03/2017

The Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service can be use to integrate, reconcile and analyze healthcare data for clinical trials.

UCHealth Denver pilots 'Facebook feed' for patient communication in its ER
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 24/03/2017

The hospital tested CareLoop technology and found that both clinicians and patients responded very positively to the social-style method for keeping up to date on care.

ACP: EHRs have great benefits, but raise ethical questions, too
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 24/03/2017

Electronic health records (EHRs) should facilitate high value patient-centered care, strong patient-physician relationships, and effective training of future physicians, but they also raise ethical questions, the American College of Physicians (ACP) wrote in a new position paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Top ten tech trends 2017: Blockchain’s promise has healthcare innovators eager
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 24/03/2017

Blockchain’s budding use in healthcare can potentially solve age-old problems, but there is lots to still be worked out.

Halamka: Meaningful Use, HIT certification program need reforms
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 24/03/2017

The Meaningful Use program is stifling technical innovation and lacks a focus on outcomes-based care, while the certification program is “filled with outdated requirements” and is a significant drain on health IT developer resources.

Eric Topol: Technologies, genomics are pushing adoption of personalized medicine
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 24/03/2017

Digital apps, data, virtual doctor visits and genomics. Together, these innovations are giving the healthcare industry one last push into truly personalized care.

Smart pill device keeps TB medication adherence on track
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Sikhumbuzo Hlabangane ~ 24/03/2017

Locally based company Wisepill Technologies has developed a medication event monitoring device for tuberculosis (TB), giving new hope for TB and HIV patients living in countries where TB is a major health issue.

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