International health IT week in review: November 11

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 11: AI could help meds decision making, AI might not help data analytics, doubts over Babylon's AI claims, FDA rules not sufficient for medical device security, IT overconfident about medical device security, medical transcription vendor booted, pathology joins Apple Health records, EMIS buys into blockchain, mHealth platform for HIV, NHS to gut digital teams

AI system predicts billions of potential side effects from drug combinations
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 08/11/2018

An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at Stanford University could ultimately help physicians make more informed decisions about which medications to safely prescribe.

AI falls short when analyzing data across multiple health systems
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 07/11/2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools and machine learning technologies hold the promise of transforming healthcare and there is ongoing discuss about how much of an impact AI and machine learning will have on the practice of medicine and on the business of healthcare overall.

Review says Babylon’s AI claims lack ‘convincing evidence’
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 07/11/2018

Researchers have concluded that Babylon Health has not offered ‘convincing evidence’ that its AI-powered diagnostic and triage system can perform better than doctors.

FDA must address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/11/2018

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA's mission.

Survey reveals disconnect between perception and reality of medical device security
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 06/11/2018

A recent survey of healthcare IT professionals found a troubling disconnect between IT leaders’ confidence in the visibility and security of their connected medical devices and the effectiveness of legacy solutions to secure connected medical devices.

New Jersey sanctions transcription vendor, provider over breach
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 05/11/2018

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has permanently barred and heavily fined a healthcare transcription vendor while chastising a provider organization.

LabCorp joins Apple Health records project
Heatlhcare Informatics ~ Rajiv Leventhal ~ 05/11/2018

This iPhone feature aims to make it easier for LabCorp patients to access their LabCorp laboratory test results, along with other available medical data from multiple providers, whenever they choose.

Aviro Health launches patient-centred mHealth platform
eHealth News South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 05/11/2018

The live-testing of the Ithaka platform started in early October 2018 with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) as part of their HIV self-testing programme (STAR).

EMIS Group acquires healthcare blockchain business
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 08/11/2018

Primary care IT system provider EMIS has announced a £2.5 million acquisition of a UK business specialising in the use of blockchain in healthcare.

NHS Scotland to move to Windows 10 in ‘landmark’ Microsoft deal
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 02/11/2018

Microsoft Office 365 software will also be deployed across NHS Scotland, meaning all 161,000 employees across the country’s health and care system will have access to the same platform.

Hancock confirms around 500 NHS Digital staff could be axed
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 02/11/2018

Around 500 NHS Digital staff could be axed as part of the organisation’s restructure, the secretary of state for health and social care has said.

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