International health IT week in review: March 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending March 18:

ATM pharmacy officially launched in Joburg
eHealth News South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 15/03/2018

The PDU facilitates Skype-like audio-visual interaction between patient and tele-pharmacists, and has cloud based electronic software and robotic technology to dispense and label medication.

NHS providers given financial incentive to move to e-referrals
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 15/03/2018

Provider trusts will now only receive payment for outpatient appointments for which the referral was made electronically, in a change intended to encourage use of the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS).

HSE’s interim CIO gives updates on Ireland’s digital healthcare journey
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 12/03/2018

The interim CIO for Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has said one of her biggest challenges will be implementing the ideas of her predecessor.

Cleveland Clinic lays out its health IT strategy for future
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 14/03/2018

The Cleveland Clinic’s plans for the future will depend on digital platforms such as telemedicine, data analytics and artificial intelligence, as the $8 billion healthcare organization looks beyond its core electronic health record system capabilities.

Deloitte report offers guidance for FDA's upcoming software regulation pathway
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 13/03/2018

A recently released analysis report from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights that examines the US’s current and proposed software as a medical device (SaMD) regulatory landscape, and includes suggestions on how the FDA’s pre-certification pilot program and other initiatives could better serve this fast-moving industry.

With David Shulkin under fire, what's next for the VA's EHR modernization?
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 13/03/2018

Recent reports claim President Trump has lost patience with the bipartisan-supported Shulkin, which could put the Cerner-VA contract on hold indefinitely.

Ambra enables 2 EHR vendors to add images to records
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 13/03/2017

EHRs typically only display text-based radiology reports and not diagnostic images

Babylon and others removed from NHS Apps Library
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 12/03/2018

The library is currently in a test version, with NHS England hoping to have it nationally available by the end of 2018.

How NASA's telemedicine doctors keep International Space Station astronauts healthy
Healthcare IT News ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 09/03/2018

When a crew member has a medical issue, the first stop is usually a live video link with an on-call flight surgeon back on Earth.

Pilot to recruit patients to share EHR data with researchers
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/03/2018

Four major EHR vendors – Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Epic – have put the technology into production and made it available at 13 healthcare provider sites across the country for use by a total of 1,300 patients as part of the pilot.

Survey: Health app adoption has tripled since 2014
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 08/03/2018

New survey data out this week from Accenture shows that healthcare consumers are using more wearables and apps, and are more bullish on virtual care, than ever before. But they also have high expectations for their health technology

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