International health IT week in review: June 3

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending June 3: University College London, Kaiser Permanente trying out AI, Withings back in founder's hands, device an Alexa for clinical notes, FDA and medical software, NHS data opt out, $7b offer for PMS vendor athenahealth

University College London Hospital explores AI possibilities
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 29/05/2018

University College London Hospital (UCLH) has announced a new partnership with The Alan Turing Institute to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can support clinical decision making.

Doctor's assistant Robin Healthcare emerges from stealth mode
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 30/05/2018

The device, which looks similar to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice assistant, will sit in a doctor’s office and draft notes from doctors' spoken conversations.

Kaiser to advance use of AI to personalize care interventions
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 31/05/2018

Kaiser Permanente is teaming with machine learning vendor Medial EarlySign on an initiative to use artificial intelligence to identify which Kaiser patients are most likely to respond to care interventions.

Withings cofounder buys back digital health business from Nokia
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 31/05/2018

It's official — Eric Carreel, cofounder of French health tech company Withings, has bought back Nokia’s digital health division two years after it was sold to the Finnish tech giant.

FDA to assess impact of medical device definition under Cures Act
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 30/05/2018

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking stakeholder feedback on the benefits and risks to health associated with the software functions excluded from the medical device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Mental health provider pays ransom to recover data
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 29/05/2018

A mental healthcare practice's decision to pay a ransom to have sensitive patient data unlocked illustrates the difficult choices that organizations can face when attempting to recover from a ransomware attack.

How Amazon’s digital health moves could affect providers
Health Data Management ~ Linda Wilson ~ 29/05/2018

Amazon this year has made a number of significant moves that are fueling speculation about what the online giant’s ambitions might be in the healthcare sector—and what impact such a push by the company might have on traditional providers.

Ultromics AI platform to expand trials to 20 NHS hospitals
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 29/05/2018

UK start-up Ultromics has developed echocardiography analysis technology called Topological Analysis that claims to reduce errors diagnosing coronary artery disease by as much as 75%.

Philips to build Ethiopia’s first specialised cardiac care centre
eHealth News South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 28/05/2018

Royal Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised cardiac care centre to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia.

National data opt-out programme comes into force
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 25/05/2018

The national data opt-out replaces the previous ‘type 2’ opt-out. This allowed patients to tell NHS Digital they did not want their data shared for purposes other than their direct care.

Will athenahealth accept Elliott Management’s hefty buyout offer?
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 25/05/2018

Earlier this month, Elliott Management put up a nearly $7 billion offer to buy athenahealth.

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