International health IT week in review: June 17

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending June 17: Skepticism over AI revolution, smartphone malaria test, smartphone urine test, mobile strategy decline, Apple relies on FHIR, cyberattacks on imaging systems and medical devices, trust in NHS, UC San Diego joins Open Notes

Is AI set to transform healthcare? Not according to CIOs
MedCity News ~ David Lareau ~ 10/06/2018

Not surprisingly, these same CIOs are simultaneously skeptical about the ability of our current IT systems to deliver the top-quality, accurate and usable data that AI solutions require to perform their algorithmic magic.

Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test
BBC ~ Staff writer ~ 14/06/2018

Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient's finger. The diagnosis is ready to be shared to a mobile phone in a minute.

The downside of healthcare’s hottest buzzword: AI
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 11/06/2018

Eighty-one percent of surveyed executives said they aren’t prepared to face the societal and liability issues that may require them to explain their AI’s decisions and actions.

NHS England heavily criticised for misdirected clinical correspondence
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 13/06/2018

The criticism came from the public accounts committee (PAC) which has recently published a report of its March 2018 review of 162,000 items of correspondence which had gone undelivered.

GE Healthcare sells Caradigm product line to Inspirata
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 13/06/2018

GE Healthcare shed its Caradigm data analytics and population health unit in a sale to Inspirata, a Redmond, Wash.-based developer of cancer informatics and digital pathology solutions.

Salford Royal introduces first-of-kind smartphone urine test for kidney patients
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 13/06/2018

Kidney patients at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will soon be able to analyse urine tests at home using an innovative new smartphone solution.

Survey: Hospitals' adoption of mobile strategies hits a snag
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 12/06/2018

Spok's most recent annual survey of US healthcare professionals found, for the first time, a decrease in the year-to-year reported prevalence of a documented mobile strategy in health systems.

Medical device threats are real and a patient safety risk
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 12/06/2018

A recent study from the University of California Cyber Team funded by MedCrypt found that a few healthcare delivery organizations and vendors believe between 100 and 1,000 patients had adverse events from compromised devices.

Hackers could victimize deep learning systems for imaging
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 12/06/2018

New forms of cyberattacks against medical deep learning systems may leave three popular imaging tasks particularly vulnerable to attack by hackers, according to a recently published report by a team of researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Apple Health Records API owes much to FHIR standard
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 11/06/2018

Apple’s new Health Records API—offered to developers to help them create apps for better disease management, medication tracking and nutrition planning—would not be possible without HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard.

Patients trust NHS with their data but still wary about use, survey suggests
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 08/06/2018

More than three-quarters of the British public say they trust the NHS with their personal data despite recent privacy scares highlighted by the media.

UC San Diego Health joins OpenNotes
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 08/06/2018

More than 30 percent of outpatients will have access to their doctor’s notes, with more clinics added over time, the health system said.

Medical device cyber vulnerabilities: more alerts
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 08/06/2018

The Department of Homeland Security has issued two more advisories concerning cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices, the latest in a series of alerts this year.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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