International health IT week in review: September 2

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 2: mHealth platform for eastern Africa, Wales opens up patient records, Epic opens up worldwide, US VA EHR drama, dr2dr secure messaging in Canada, Boston Partners with Teladoc, state of the European EMR market, tele-pharmacy super hub

AfriDOKTA aims to transform healthcare delivery in Africa
ehealth News South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 28/08/2018

AfriDOKTA is a new telemedicine and mHealth platform that aims to help East African countries attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.


Welsh patients know best after being given access to their records
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 29/08/2018

Certain patients in Wales have been given access to their own health records, allowing them to collaborate more closely with clinicians on care needs.


Health secretary highlights lack of national interoperability standards
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 30/08/2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has highlighted the lack of national interoperability standards after shadowing front-line staff during an overnight shift.


Judy Faulkner touts global interoperability network at Epic users conference
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 30/08/2018

The CEO said enabling seamless data visibility across Epic customers via its One Virtual System Worldwide would improve patient care and allow for idea sharing that could lead to medical breakthroughs.


Congressman raises concerns about ‘deteriorating, rudderless” leadership of VA’s EHR project
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 30/08/2018

Last week, Genevieve Morris stepped down from her role as Chief Health Information Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ newly established Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM), just 40 days into the role of overseeing the VA’s massive $16 billion EHR modernization project.


Electronic system for non-urgent consultations proves valuable
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 30/08/2018

Waiting for an in-person visit with a specialist can delay a patient’s treatment, especially if a confirmation of the referring physician’s initial treatment plan is all that’s required.


Welsh patients know best after being given access to their records
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 29/08/2018

Certain patients in Wales have been given access to their own health records, allowing them to collaborate more closely with clinicians on care needs.


Epic, Cerner, Allscripts gaining traction in a European EHR market
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 28/08/2018

Europe has one of the most dynamic and competitive EMR markets in the world, with active tenders in nearly every region.


Partners to let patients access care through video visits
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 28/08/2018

The Boston-based integrated delivery system is deploying what it calls Partners HealthCare On Demand, enabled through technology from Teladoc Health.


Now Healthcare to open robot-powered ‘digital pharmacy’ in Liverpool
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 28/08/2018

The £1.5m “tele-pharmacy super hub” will serve users of the Now Patient app with chronic health conditions, allowing patients to order repeat NHS prescriptions and have them delivered to their door.


Study: Medication reminder apps improved heart patients’ adherence
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 27/08/2018

A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not.


NHS England planning further waves of Global Digital Exemplars
Digital Health News ~ Claire Read ~ 24/08/2018

NHS England is planning further waves of Global Digital Exemplars, its flagship programme to create a group of reference sites for NHS digitisation that provide standardised blueprints for other trusts to follow.


Just one month in, Genevieve Morris steps down from leading VA's EHR project
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 24/08/2018

Morris' departure sparks questions about the leadership and direction of the VA's massive $16 billion EHR modernization project, slated to go live in 2020.


23andMe will no longer let app developers read your DNA data
CNBC ~ Christina Farr ~ 23/08/2018

23andMe, which provides DNA testing kits for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data.


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