International health IT week in review: November 25

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 25: Finland's health villages, patients to sell own data, Apple's plans for veterans' EHR, Canada Infoway's big idea, US interoperability framework, hacks often inside jobs, DeepMind and Google, Amazon and PillPack, oncology ePROs, Goldacre chairs UK healthtech advisory board

Inside Health Villages, Finland's multimodal digital push to bring healthcare to the home
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 21/11/2018

For the last two years, HUS has been working with a variety of private and public partners to launch Health Villages (Terveyskylä in Finnish), a three-pronged online and mobile platform geared toward bringing as much of the care process as possible out of the hospital and into patients’ homes.

Silicon Valley startup launches blockchain product for patients to sell their data
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 21/11/2018

Dubbed PatientSphere, Open Health Network's platform ingests patient data from sources like EHR records, mobile health applications, wearable devices and programs like Apple HealthKit into one dashboard.

Apple in talks with VA to provide veterans access to EHRs
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 21/11/2018

Tech giant Apple is in talks with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide portable electronic health records (EHRs) to military veterans, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

ACCESS 2022 aims to improve access to patient data
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 21/11/2018

Canada Health Infoway has announced the launch of ACCESS 2022, a movement to promote a future where all Canadians have access to their health information through the availability and use of digital health tools and services.

CommonWell, Carequality link seen as basis for nationwide interoperability
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 21/11/2018

At its core is the Carequality framework, providing for trusted national exchange through common “rules of the road,” defined technical specifications, as well as a participant directory.

Internal negligence, not hackers, responsible for half of data breaches
Healthcare Informatics ~ Heather Landl ~ 20/11/2018

With regard to health data breaches, hospitals, doctors’ offices and even insurance companies are oftentimes the culprits, according to researchers from Michigan State University and Johns Hopkins University.

How does Google want to apply artificial intelligence in healthcare?
Health Data Management ~ Greg Kuhnen and Andrew Rebhan ~ 19/11/2018

Recently, DeepMind's leaders announced its healthcare team will be combined into Google to help them become the "AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors everywhere."

Hancock’s Healthtech Advisory Board to meet for the first time
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 19/11/2018

Chaired by academic Dr Ben Goldacre, the board will be focused on the future to assist policy creation, challenge decision making and act as a sounding board for new ideas.

GP at Hand receives green light in NHS England safety assessment
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 19/11/2018

Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has relaxed restrictions on GP at Hand after a review by NHS England concluded that it met key national safety standards.

Amazon takes first steps to expand PillPack online drug presence
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 19/11/2018

Amazon is slowly expanding efforts to build online retail pharmacy operations in a growing number of states.

Health systems work with Epic on electronic patient-reported outcomes for oncology
Healthcare Informatics ~ David Raths ~ 18/11/2018

Six US healthcare systems are sharing a $9 million grant to research introducing electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) into the routine practice of oncology providers to improve symptom management and to decrease hospitalizations.

Error means 48,000 women have not received cervical cancer screening information
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 16/11/2018

Capita has apologised after it was revealed more than 48,000 women may not have received information about their cervical cancer screening following an administrative error.

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