International health IT week in review: July 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 15: NHS queen of the fax machine, is IHE old hat?, 10 health data breaches examined, insiders not hackers the big breach danger, PDMP in Alaska, health IT vendor consolidation, AI not trusted

NHS world's biggest fax machine buyer
The Telegraph ~ Henry Bodkin ~ 12/07/2018

The NHS is buying more fax machines than any other organisation in the world due to a “stubborn” resistance to new technology, medical leaders have said.


Interoperability experts take aim at ONC Trusted Exchange Framework
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/07/2018

Tripathi points out that the draft TEFCA includes “old, very cumbersome standards” from the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) interoperability initiative.


Assessing the 10 largest healthcare breaches of 2018
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 12/07/2018

So far in 2018, healthcare organizations have been hit by a steady stream of data breaches that have compromised protected health information.


FCC to launch $100m connected care pilot program
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 12/07/2018

The Federal Communications Commission intends to create a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program supporting the use of telemedicine solutions for low-income and rural Americans, as well as veterans, in order to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and increase access to healthcare.


Connection between Alaska hospitals and state PDMP goes live
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 10/07/2018

Hospitals across the State of Alaska now have access to state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information at the point of care with the rollout of a statewide network deployed by Salt Lake City-based technology company Collective Medical.


Survey: majority of health IT execs see insider breaches as growing threat
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 10/07/2018

While media headlines tend to focus on external breaches and would-be hackers, the overwhelming majority of IT professionals at healthcare provider organizations see insiders as an equal or greater threat to unwanted exposure of sensitive data, according to a recent survey.


Allscripts embraces consolidation in health IT market
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/07/2018

As consolidation continues to shape the healthcare industry, the health IT vendor market is following suit, and Allscripts – which provides physician practices, hospitals and other providers with practice management and electronic health record technology – insists that it will not be left behind.


Survey of AI reveals adoption predictions, fears
Healthcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 06/07/2018

A survey of 200 healthcare decision makers has revealed that while most industry professionals believe AI (artificial intelligence) will be beneficial, one third of respondents said they wouldn’t trust AI just in case it made a fatal error.


Research finds three major failings in some apps used for the diagnosis of skin cancer
eHealthnews.eu ~ Staff writer ~ 06/07/2018

In the scramble to bring successful apps for the diagnosis of skin cancer to market there is a concern that a lack of testing is risking public safety, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.


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