International health IT week in review: April 29

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 29: Goodbye meaningful use, hello promoting interoperability; UK telehealth vendor rejects cherry-picking claims; US telehealth provider raises $74m; Orangeworm targeting healthcare; security updates to implantable devices

Goodbye, Meaningful Use. CMS renames program “Promoting Interoperability”
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 24/04/2018

On April 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced plans to overhaul the Meaningful Use program by turning to a focus on interoperability.

How 'promoting interoperability' will take health data sharing to another level
Healthcare IT News ~ Susan Morse ~ 26/04/2018

The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.

GP at Hand partner hits back at cherry picking concerns
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 27/04/2018

The medical director of Babylon has defended the company’s GP at Hand service against accusations it ‘cherry picks’ patients.

Telemedicine company Doctor On Demand secures $74M
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 25/04/2018

With today’s news, the telemedicine provider has raised more than $160 million in total funding.

House seeking stakeholder feedback on addressing cyber risks of legacy health IT
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 25/04/2018

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking input and feedback from healthcare industry stakeholders on how to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in legacy healthcare IT technologies and medical devices.

Plymouth plans to go live with OpenEHR in next six months
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 26/04/2018

The trust is thought to be the first to go live with OpenEPR, the open standards electronic health architecture which is supported by Slovenian company Marand.

Mayo Clinic's Epic EHR go-live: A look at major milestones leading up to big switch
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 25/04/2018

As ambitious as consolidating onto a single electronic health record platform is, there’s even more to Mayo Clinic’s plan that took nearly five years to complete.

SickKids to switch on new EHR in June
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 25/04/2018

The Hospital for Sick Children is aiming to go live with its new, Epic-based electronic health record system on June 2nd. According to the hospital, the system will fundamentally change the way SickKids provides care.

Symantec: 'Orangeworm' group hits healthcare organizations
Healthcare Info Security ~ Jeremy Kirk ~ 24/04/2018

Large healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia are getting hit with a backdoor that comes from a long-observed group, which Symantec calls Orangeworm.

Study: 9 in 10 clinicians to use mobile devices at bedside by 2022
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 24/04/2018

A recent study indicates a rising adoption in clinical mobility, such as the use of mobile devices like handheld mobile computers, tablets, cordless barcode scanners and mobile printers, in hospitals and clinicians increasingly see mobile devices as improving the quality of patient care and helping to reduce medication administration errors.

Black Book: Epic, Cerner, Meditech take top scores in new EHR survey
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 20/04/2018

Rival EHR vendors Epic, Cerner and Meditech all rated well when it comes to client satisfaction in a new a new Black Book survey released Friday but the market is poised for a shakeout as Amazon and Google move into the space and consumer satisfaction demands better technologies.

Abbott issues software patches for more cardiac devices
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 20/04/2018

Abbott Laboratories has issued software updates for certain implantable cardiac devices to address cybersecurity flaws and battery issues that pose potential safety risks to patients

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