International health IT week in review: September 9

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 9: Blockchain app for personal health data, Theranos wound up, US Air Force monitoring system dubbed Batdok, cash for UK digital exemplars, NHS eReferrals are go, London shares health records, Johannesburg live with primary care EMR

New blockchain ledger will let US residents sell personal healthcare data
Computerworld ~ Lucas Mearian ~ 07/09/2018

IBM and a start-up have launched a blockchain-based app that lets patients eventually sell anonymized data to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and others while retaining greater control over privacy.

Once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos is closing
The Guardian ~ Staff writer ~ 06/09/2018

Theranos was unable to find a buyer and aims to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash of $5m, Wall Street Journal reports.

Philips inks agreement with Air Force for patient monitoring tech
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 04/09/2018

Philips signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for a real-time patient monitoring application called Batdok, which it will start offering to government and civilian clients.

Hancock to announce £200m for additional global digital exemplars
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 06/09/2018

The secretary of state for health and social care is expected to today announce £200 million of funding to create additional global digital exemplars, including the first community trust GDEs.

England’s acute trusts beat deadline for e-Referrals switch
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 05/09/2018

All acute hospital trusts in England are now only accepting electronic referrals for a first outpatient appointment with a consultant, NHS Digital has said.

PRSB sets the standards for clinical referral information
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 05/09/2018

Currently, there are differences between GP systems and GP practices in the clinical content of referrals, due to the multiple templates in use.

Joburg celebrates advanced eHealth system milestone
The Citizen ~ Chantelle Fourie ~ 29/08/2018

With 64 of the City of Johannesburg’s 81 primary healthcare clinics fully embracing the new eHealth@Joburg electronic record system, the 500 000th patient was registered at Halfway House Clinic on August 16.

Cerner announces partnership with STP to connect information
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 03/09/2018

The new partnership between the supplier and five London boroughs will allow the sharing of health records across care settings and will cover almost 1.5 million people.

Nationwide prescription safety alert system proposed by House bill
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 31/08/2018

The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history.

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