International health IT week in review: July 29

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 29: NHS priority on interoperability, AI integrated into EMR, AI for appointments, shared child health record in England, insurer Anthem and Samsung partner on telehealth, GP at Hand resistance, hack aimed at Singapore PM

Interoperability now the top priority for NHS IT leaders
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 26/07/2018

An overwhelming 82% of respondents said that interoperability that enabled systems and staff to share information on patients was their highest priority. In the 2017 edition of the survey, the figure was just 51%.

How an academic medical center integrated AI into its Epic EHR to improve diagnoses
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 25/07/2018

The department of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland uses imaging-oriented technology as a virtual specialist in the ER.

EHR interoperability: We're closing in on a signature moment
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 25/07/2018

Carequality and CommonWell are poised to go fully live with a health information exchange encompassing all major EHR vendors, as well as subscribing hospitals.

System C to deliver unified child health record in South West England
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 24/07/2018

The system, due to go live in September, will combine data from 10 acute hospitals in the South West in addition to five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), 376 GP practices and nine local authorities.

American Well, Anthem and Samsung collaborate on the telemedicine front
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 24/07/2018

Anthem members with a Samsung Galaxy device and the updated Samsung Health app can now access LiveHealth Online, a telehealth service powered by American Well's technology.

AI scours 1.2 million appointments to cut doc office wait times
Health Data Management ~ Staff writer ~ 24/07/2018

A Quebec tech company said it can cut wait times in doctors’ offices to less than 20 minutes and save patients 6.5 million hours a year in the Canadian province alone.

CCG objects to extended roll-out of GP at Hand in Birmingham
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 23/07/2018

The CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee was asked on 17 July to approve for the Babylon-powered service to be introduced at Badger House in Birmingham, which adds to the five London locations where it is live.

NHS to receive £487m technology investment
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 21/07/2018

The new health and care secretary has committed half a billion pounds of fresh investment to transform the use of technology in the NHS, to help achieve full provider digitisation, improving productivity and patient care.

Hackers grab 1.5 million patients' details in Singapore
Healthcare Info Security ~ Mathew J Schwartz ~ 20/07/2018

Authorities say they believe the "deliberate, targeted and well-planned attack" was principally designed to steal medical information pertaining to the country's prime minister, 66-year-old Lee Hsien Loong.

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