International health IT week in review: October 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending October 15:

ONC challenges industry to build secure FHIR servers
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 12/10/2017

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced a challenge to industry to address the potential security vulnerabilities of HL7’s emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard.


In New Mexico, a medical home model created outside the hospital
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 12/10/2017

Developed in New Mexico, the Community Oncology Medical Home model builds on the patient-centered medical home concept.


17 NHS trusts to use OpenEHR for 100,000 Genomes Project
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 12/10/2017

A growing group of leading NHS trusts in and around London have begun making use of OpenEHR to capture and manage genomics data as part of the high-profile 100,000 Genomes Project.


Welch Allyn IoT home devices now standard with Honeywell platform
MobiHealthNews ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 12/10/2017

Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform.


Cerner's third-party apps draw crowds at annual conference
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 12/10/2017

SMART on FHIR embeds the apps into the Cerner EMR, and the company’s reps say everybody wants to talk about the possibilities.


New £10m exemplar initiative for Lorenzo trusts
Digital Health News ~ Shireen Khalil ~ 12/10/2017

NHS Digital has announced there will be a specific exemplar initiative for trusts using the electronic patient record (EPR) Lorenzo.


Health technology startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers with inflated data
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 12/10/2017

A health technology startup that installs TV screens and tablets in doctors’ offices to assist with patient education provided inflated data to pharmaceutical companies to boost ad sales, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.


Sarah Wilkinson named second most influential woman in UK IT
Digital Health News ~ Shireen Khalil ~ 11/10/2017

Sarah Wilkinson, the new CEO of NHS Digital, has been named the second most influential woman in UK IT.


As vendors target opioid crisis, familiar tech hurdles slow them down
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 11/10/2017

Interoperability and workflow norms stand in the way, but convincing insurers the tech is worth the extra price tag can be the biggest obstacle.


Market report: telehealth vendors need to improve integration with EMRs
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 11/10/2017

Within the telehealth vendor market, American Well and Avizia are currently the most widely adopted, yet very few virtual care vendors have delivered on their promises of integration, according to a new market report from KLAS Research.


More than 316,000 patient blood tests exposed in breach linked to home monitoring company
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 11/10/2017

Medical information, including blood test results associated with more than 150,000 people that used an in-home testing service, were leaked after an Amazon-hosted cloud repository was misconfigured to allow public access, according to a cybersecurity firm.


Months after DOJ settlement, eClinicalWorks posts its best sales quarter of 2017
FierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 10/10/2017

If third-quarter sales are any indication, it will take more than a fraud settlement to deter providers from switching to eClinicalWorks.


Smartphone apps launched for atrial fibrillation patients and their healthcare providers
eHealtlhNews.eu ~ Staff writer ~ 10/10/2017

The My AF app and AF Manager app were designed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines Task Force on Atrial Fibrillation and the CATCH ME consortium of which the ESC is a partner.


Chelsea and Westminster to pilot wireless environmental sensors in ICU
Digital Health News ~ Shireen Khalil ~ 10/10/2017

Wireless sensors are to monitor the environment in intensive care at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a view to creating the best conditions for patient recovery.


Yes, Windows Phone is dead. Here's why
Computerworld ~ Lucas Mearian ~ 09/10/2017

To the surprise of few, if any, a Microsoft executive has confirmed the inevitable: The Windows Phone is effectively dead.


EHR satisfaction survey 2017: After years of frustrations, user wish-list turns positive
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 09/10/2017

CIOs, clinical staff still want better interoperability and ease of use, but the focus is shifting to improving EHRs, not just fixing them.


Epic CEO Judy Faulkner is standing behind switch from EHRs to 'CHRs'
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 06/10/2017

A comprehensive health record, unlike today’s EHR, would incorporate more data types, notably social determinants, she says.


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