International health IT week in review: May 27

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 27: How WSJ reporter took down Theranos, why Geisinger is offering DNA sequencing to patients, Quebec patient portal, DirectTrust relationship with FHIR, $150m for meds management start-up, NHS Digital’s Citizen Identity system, digital health exemplars, inappropriate access to patient and pop star records

The reporter who took down a unicorn
The New Yorker ~ Yashar Ali ~ 24/05/2018

How John Carreyrou battled corporate surveillance and intimidation to expose a multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley start-up as a fraud.

Inside Geisinger Health System’s plan to offer DNA sequencing to patients
MedCity News ~ Michelle Andrews ~ 23/05/2018

Geisinger is prescribing DNA sequencing to patients and putting DNA results in electronic health records, a spokesperson said.

Quebec’s patient health portal goes live this week
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 23/05/2018

A digital health portal giving Quebec patients access to their own data was set to launch this week. Carnet santé Québec will be available on computers, tablets and smartphones.

Can DirectTrust jumpstart open API networks and FHIR?
Healthcare Informatics ~ David Raths ~ 23/05/2018

Developers working on using Direct to send FHIR resources or query FHIR servers and receive back information.

Patient medication, health management platform CareZone raises $50m
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 23/05/2018

Founded in 2012, the platform aims to help users keep track of their medications and make managing chronic conditions simpler.

Senators propose new bills to increase telemedicine access
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 23/05/2018

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a slew of new bills that seek to increase access to telemedicine treatment for patients with substance abuse disorders.

NHS England CDO: First Citizen Identity services to appear within weeks
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 23/05/2018

The first services to use NHS Digital’s Citizen Identity system will appear for testing by the end of the month, NHS England’s chief digital officer has said.

Saskatchewan Health employee snooped on 880 patients
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 23/05/2018

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner is recommending that the Saskatchewan Health Authority fire an employee who improperly accessed the private information of 880 people.

Greater Manchester, Wessex and One London selected as exemplars
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 23/05/2018

The three areas, which have a total population of around 14 million, will receive £7.5m over two years and are tasked with putting in place an electronic shared local health and care record by building on existing local work.

Ed Sheeran data breach: Ipswich Hospital staff disciplined
BBC ~ Staff writer ~ 19/05/2018

Ipswich Hospital said a medical staff member was given a written warning and a member of admin staff was sacked.

GPs refuse to support electronic referrals over patient care fears
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 18/05/2018

Members of the Kent Local Medical Committee (LMC) have expressed concerns the area’s imminent paper switch off for consultant-led first outpatient appointments will “compromise patient care”.

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