International health IT week in review: October 14

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending October 14: £4.2b for planless paperless NHS, epic Epic install at Mayo, US DoD Genesis roll-out, governing FHIR, tools for nursing shortage, preventing cybersecurity doomsday, health IT policy for opioid crisis

MP's 'horror' at getting £4.2bn to digitise NHS with no plan
BBC ~ Brian Wheeler ~ 02/10/2018

A former minister has described his "horror" at being handed £4.2bn to create a "paperless" NHS in England by 2020 without a plan how to do it.

Mayo Clinic completes Epic install at remaining campuses
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/10/2018

Overall, the Mayo Clinic took about three years to complete the health IT modernization project at a price tag of approximately $1.5 billion.

DoD rolls out new Genesis sites, with hopes of fewer complaints about EMR system
Federal Times ~ Jessie Burr and Leo Shane ~ 05/10/2018

Defense planners are now testing their new electronic medical records system at a second set of sites, confident that better training and better messaging will lead to fewer conflicts and concerns than they saw in the first wave of rollouts.

Efforts to begin to create a governance structure for FHIR
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 11/10/2018

The Carequality unit of Health Level 7 is seeking help in developing a governance structure for the FHIR data exchange standard.

Report: remote access is no. 1 healthcare tech hazard
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 11/10/2018

ECRI Institute calls attention to cyber risks for second consecutive year.

East and North Herts could face £7m bill to fix Lorenzo issue
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 11/10/2018

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust could face a £7 million bill to stabilise its IT systems after it discovered discharge summaries were not being sent consistently.

GP practice opens doors to cryptocurrency payments with Medicalchain
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 10/10/2018

Patients at The Groves Medical Centre in New Malden are able to book paid-for video consultations with a doctor of their choice using MyClinic, an app developed by blockchain software firm Medicalchain.

Can technology solve the nursing crisis?
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 10/10/2018

While companies like SnapNurse and Nomad Health are leveraging tech to fight the nursing shortage, one nurse doesn't believe such tools will completely solve the crisis.

CHOP uses EHR data to identify cancer patients for malnutrition
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/10/2018

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed what it says is the first automated pediatric malnutrition screening tool using electronic health record data.

FDA clears self-fit hearing aid controlled by patients via app
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 09/10/2018

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a hearing aid that enables patients to fit, program and control the device without the help of a healthcare provider.

Junior docs cinch $3.9m to expand and grow clinical messaging app
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 09/10/2018

Intended as a healthcare-compliant answer to the likes of WhatsApp, it hopes to offer a modern replacement to outdated communication technology like pagers, which are still widely used in hospitals.

Preventing a 'doomsday' healthcare cyber event
Health Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 08/10/2018

The healthcare sector needs to continue upping its cybersecurity ante to prevent potentially catastrophic "doomsday" events that could devastate regional healthcare systems, says Erik Decker, a federal adviser who's CISO at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Hospitals make it challenging for patients to access medical records
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/10/2018

Under HIPAA, patients have the right to obtain a copy of their medical records. However, hospitals are making it difficult for them.

Opioid bill passed by House, Senate gets mixed reviews
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 05/10/2018

The House and Senate’s passage of the legislation was praised by Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers, which launched the Opioid Safety Alliance (OSA) in January—along with IBM, Intermountain Healthcare, McKesson, Oracle and Walgreens—to advance a health IT-centric policy agenda to combat the opioid epidemic.

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