International health IT week in review: May 14

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 14:

Everybody hates VistA? Not its users
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 11/05/2017

Congress has continually railed on the Veterans’ Affairs EHR for being outdated, but its users say the platform is fast, secure and gets the job done.

Plenty of buzz for AI in healthcare, but are any systems actually using it?
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 11/05/2017

The promise of AI has hit the healthcare industry full force, in part because industry leaders and researchers are searching for ways to utilize a new ever-growing database of patient information.

UK Cloud launches dedicated health division
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 11/05/2017

The company said the new dedicated health business will provide an open, collaborative and UK sovereign public cloud platform specifically for the healthcare industry, supporting health and care providers, research and life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

Patient matching standard gains ground with support from Congress
Healthcare IT News ~ Gus Venditto ~ 10/05/2017

A directive to HHS calls for a national strategy on how patients are matched with their health records.

NIST offers guidance for securing wireless infusion pumps
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 10/05/2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued new guidance on securing wireless infusion pumps in hopes of hardening the devices against cyber attacks.

TPP and Emis Health share data across SystmOne and Emis Web
Digital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 09/05/2017

The two largest electronic patient record suppliers to GP practices in England are piloting how to directly link their respective clinical information systems.

Patient portal flaw exposes lab records
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 09/05/2017

True Health Diagnostics, based in Frisco, Texas, recently become aware that patients could potentially access the health records of other patients through a security flaw on the company's patient web portal.

Med-e-Mass partners with Datos Health to improve care plan delivery
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 09/05/2017

South African Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider, Med-e-Mass, has partnered with Israeli eHealth startup, Datos Health, to improve the delivery of care to chronic patients in South Africa.

FDA to create centralized digital health unit
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/05/2017

The Food and Drug Administration is creating a digital health unit within its Center for Devices and Radiological Health in an effort to develop internal technical expertise, and streamline the agency’s software review process and regulation of medical devices.

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