International health IT week in review: March 11

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending March 11:

Google announces Cloud Healthcare API to unlock health data
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/03/2018

Google’s Cloud Healthcare API is meant to extract data from electronic health records and “other proprietary data” by using DICOM, FHIR, and HL7 protocols, according to Eric Schmidt, technical advisor and former executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.


Seema Verma rolls out new CMS interoperability initiatives
Healthcare IT News ~ Susan Morse ~ 06/03/2018

The initiative will ensure that patients receive a copy of their entire health record electronically. It will be done through program interfaces, or APIs, she said


VA vows to join the API movement
Healthcare Informatics ~ David Raths ~ 08/03/2018

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the launch of a “beta” version of its Lighthouse Lab, which offers software developers access to tools for creating mobile and web applications to help veterans better manage their care, services and benefits.


CMS makes a big splash with Verma’s speech, but what does it really mean?
Healthcare Informatics ~ Mark Hagland ~ 08/03/2018

The assumption that providing healthcare consumers with more data and information, in itself, will fully empower them … lots of people would regard that with justifiable skepticism.


All GP practices in north west London sign up to provide online services
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 08/03/2018

The GP online service allows registered patients to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their GP records.


Cerner's new CEO is on a listening tour
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 06/03/2017

Brent Shafer says the EHR giant wants to improve healthcare, and he’s asking clients how the company can better do that.


Human API, CMS unveil FHIR-based API for 53 million Medicare patients
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 06/03/2018

Human API, a patient-centric health data network, announced a collaboration with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make the new CMS Blue Button 2.0 API available through the Human API data network.


Google announces Cloud Healthcare API to unlock health data
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/03/2018

Google’s Cloud Healthcare API is meant to extract data from electronic health records and “other proprietary data” by using DICOM, FHIR, and HL7 protocols, according to Eric Schmidt, technical advisor and former executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.


71% of IoT medical device ransomware infections caused by user practice issues
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 05/03/2018

While infusion pumps are the most widely deployed connected medical devices, they are not the leading cause of security alerts.


VA platform for managing APIs starting to take shape
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 05/03/2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with plans to implement a cloud-based application programming interface management platform.


Survey: 93 percent of hospital patients can view EHR online
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 05/03/2018

Nearly all hospital patients can view information from their electronic health record online, according to new data released by the American Hospital Association.


KLAS: CommonWell-Carequality connection the key to interoperability value
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 02/03/2018

KLAS researchers believe that vendors such as athenahealth and Epic give their customers a head start by enabling plug-and-play data sharing via Carequality. Meanwhile, not enough providers are requesting CommonWell’s services.


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