International health IT week in review: September 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending September 10:

Experts say IBM Watson’s flaws are rooted in data collection and interoperability
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 06/09/2017

Despite being backed by a significant budget and the marketing power of a major technology company, IBM Watson appears to be falling short of expectations when it comes to revolutionizing cancer care.

PrescribeIT ready for rollout in two provinces
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 06/09/2017

PrescribeIT, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, is about to launch in various communities in Ontario in the coming weeks, joined by Alberta in the fall.

4 former national coordinators, a CIO and a CEO weigh in on how to fix meaningful use
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 07/09/2017

Meaningful use essentially digitized the healthcare system arguably faster than any other sector of the U.S. economy. But as with so many federal government programs, laws, rules and regulations, that is not even close to suggesting the endeavor was an indisputable success.

The biggest health data breaches of 2017
Health Data Management ~ Staff writer ~ 06/09/2017

While there haven’t been any blockbuster data breaches so far this year, the numbers continue to rise.

Cochrane Africa to promote evidence-based healthcare
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 06/09/2017

Cochrane has launched the Cochrane Africa network to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across sub-Saharan Africa.

Mackenzie Health jumps to HIMSS Stage 6
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 06/09/2017

Mackenzie Health has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for achieving Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model (EMRAM). Mackenzie Health is the first Canadian hospital with a full-suite Epic EMR and one of four Ontario community hospitals to have achieved this designation to date.

NQF says interoperability goes far beyond EHR-to-EHR data exchange
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 05/09/2017

The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.

KLAS: Pros and cons of health IT systems for managing antibiotic resistance threat
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 01/09/2017

The research firm shares insights about antimicrobial stewardship products from BD, Epic, Premier, Vigilanz, Wolters Kluwer and others.

Allscripts alum Terry Macaleer takes the helm of Orion Health's US business
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 01/09/2017

Population health and precision medicine software vendor Orion Health has hired Terry Macaleer to lead its U.S. market.

New leader ready to prepare HIMSS for the approaching silver tsunami
Healthcare IT News ~ Gus Venditto ~ 01/09/2017

Hal Wolf believes an aging population will require a new approach from healthcare IT leaders.

Survey: wait times down, patient portal use up at medical practices
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 01/09/2017

Looking at patient portal usage, 30 percent of patients who visit hospital-owned practices use the portal, whereas physician-owned practices see less usage (10-15 percent).

How blockchain could help boost healthcare security
Health Data Management ~ John Nye ~ 01/09/2017

Despite the potential risks and unknowns around blockchain, there does appear to be some incredibly exciting and useful implementations around this kind of technology across many industries, especially for healthcare.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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