International health IT week in review: July 8

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 8: Babylon AI passes RCGP exam, Cleveland Clinic joins Apple Health Records, transmits pacemaker data by Bluetooth, NHS Digital goes De-ID, telepharmacists for meds rec, Humana cyber-spoofed, Vanderbilt adds FHIR to blockchain, Meditech deploys real-time FHIR

Babylon Health says AI abilities ‘on par with human doctors’
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 02/07/2018

Babylon Health claims its artificial intelligence (AI) system has demonstrated diagnostic ability that is “on-par with human doctors” after scoring 81% in a Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam.

Cleveland Clinic puts EHR data onto iPhone with Apple Health Records
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 03/07/2018

In combination with the Epic MyChart app, patients can now access lab results, meds, vitals and more.

Cleveland Clinic using system that transmits pacemaker data via Bluetooth
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 05/07/2018

The Cleveland Clinic is the first medical center in the country to use a new pacemaker system leveraging Bluetooth wireless technology that can communicate directly with a patent’s smartphone, which then transmits important heart data to their provider.

UHN’s patient portal reaches 50,000 patients
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 04/07/2018

The myUHN Patient Portal has reached a significant milestone – 50,000 registered patients. myUHN is a secure website that makes appointments, test results, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports and clinic notes available to patients in real-time.

NHS Digital launches new de-identification system for sharing patient data
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 04/07/2018

The organisation has signed a contract with privacy software company Privitar to deliver the technology, which is designed to prevent an individual’s identity from being connected to their patient data.

CMS proposes reimbursing home health agencies for remote patient monitoring
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 03/07/2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced a proposed rule to allow home health agencies to be reimbursed – for the first time under Medicare – for remote patient monitoring.

Tele-pharmacists improving med reconciliation in long-term care
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Dianne Daniel ~ 03/07/2018

In alliance with Hogan Pharmacy Partners, the organization has successfully transitioned from nurse-led paper reconciliation to pharmacist-led, digital reconciliation.

Free NHS App to be available to all ‘by December’ following beta tests
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 02/07/2018

The NHS app, which aims to give patients safe and secure access to their GP record, will be available to all by December 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.

Minister says opt-out data requests for 150,000 patients missed
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 02/07/2018

The health data of 150,000 patients has been wrongly shared for up to three years, after opt-out requests were not sent to NHS Digital following a GP system supplier “coding error”.

Humana notifying victims of 'identity spoofing' attack
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 02/07/2018

Humana is notifying individuals in multiple states that the company was a recent target of a "sophisticated cyber spoofing attack" that potentially compromised personal information of its members, including those participating in the health insurer's Go365 wellness programs.

Vanderbilt leverages blockchain, FHIR for secure sharing of medical records
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/07/2018

Engineers at Vanderbilt University say they have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of a blockchain-based architecture that leverages HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard for secure and confidential sharing of patient medical records.

IBM snaps up £30m cyber security contract from NHS Digital
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 02/07/2018

Under a three-year partnership, IBM will provide a range of enhanced data security services to NHS Digital’s cyber security operations centre (CSOC) that will enable it to strengthen the protection it offers health and care organisations.

Meditech customer deploys CommonWell services based on FHIR specs
Healthcare Informatics ~ David Raths ~ 29/06/2018

Meditech claims it is the first EHR vendor in the CommonWell Health Alliance to deploy FHIR to provide near real-time access to a participating patient's data.

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