International health IT week in review: November 5

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending November 5:

NHS England CIO says service needs ‘at least’ another £4.2 billion for IT
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 02/11/2017

NHS England’s CIO Will Smart has said the NHS needs at least another £4.2 billion of IT investment to finish the job of digitisation.

The opportunity for a centralised EHR
eHealthNews South Africa ~ Vernon Foxcroft ~ 01/11/2017

Imagine a world in which all healthcare data was centralised. A world where both patient and provider had access to a patient’s full health record.

PrescribeIT now operating in six provinces
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 01/11/2017

PrescribeIT, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, announced it is now working with 20 community pharmacy companies in six provinces, with the participation of more than 3,300 pharmacists.

Unprecedented’ breach of electronic records in PEI
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 01/11/2017

An investigation has determined that a hospital employee viewed the personal electronic files of 353 patients over the last three years – an unprecedented breach in Prince Edward Island.

ONC won't define info blocking, can't support EHR reporting program
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 31/10/2017

Due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts for the OCR, the agency won’t be able to meet the requirement set out in the 21st Century Cures Act, officials told a Senate committee.

Brooklyn hospital’s ICU plagued by false cardiac monitor alarms
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 31/10/2017

In the Maimonides Medical Center study, 77 percent of the ICU’s cardiac monitor alarms were deemed to be false positive, while just 23 percent were true positive.

Britain ‘as sure as possible’ that North Korea perpetrated WannaCry cyber-attack
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 30/10/2017

Britain’s security minister has blamed North Korea for the ransomware outbreak that wreaked havoc on NHS services earlier this year.

Imprivata boss says its acquisition of Caradigm will benefit NHS
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 30/10/2017

Imprivata, the healthcare IT security and access management company, has acquired identity management firm Caradigm from GE Health for an undisclosed sum.

NHS could have fended off Wannacry disruption says NAO report
Digital Health News ~ Shireen Khalil ~ 27/10/2017

A National Audit Office report has revealed that simple measures could have been taken to protect the NHS from the global cyber-attack in May.

GE explores divesting its transportation, healthcare IT businesses: sources
Reuters ~ Carl O'Donnell ~ 27/10/2017

General Electric Co is exploring divesting its transportation and healthcare information technology businesses, as it seeks to reshape its portfolio under new Chief Executive John Flannery, people familiar with the matter said.

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