International health IT week in review: February 3

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 3: £5b NHS digital plan for GPs, Singapore’s MyDoc in India, Epic Best in Klas for ninth year, eScripts in South Africa, AI in Canada, Apple partners with Aetna, HIV data breach, FDA to tap real-world data for medical devices

New GP contract includes increased patient access to digital services
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 31/01/2019

The contract gives practices almost £1bn across five years to help fulfil ambitions laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Singapore’s MyDoc makes major push into India with UST Global partnership
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 31/01/2019

The deal expands access to MyDoc’s virtual managed care platform to more than 14,000 UST employees across the Indian cities of Bangalore and Mumbai.

Epic takes Best in KLAS awards once again
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 31/01/2019

For the ninth year in a row, Epic earned the top score for Overall Software Suite in the annual Best in KLAS 2019 Software & Services report.

Locally developed e-scripting platform tackles medication adherence
eHealth News South Africa ~ Terri Chowles ~ 31/01/2019

Intermedix South Africa in collaboration with CompuGroup Medical SA (CGM SA), a subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical SE, has developed an e-scripting solution that is helping over 1,000 South African doctors ensure medication adherence among their patients.

How IT is helping radiologists to get closer to colleagues and patients
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 31/01/2019

While booking a trip online to Disneyland, and searching for hotels and new rides for his children, a pop-up asked Dr. Michael Recht if he could use some help. “Why not,” he thought, and found the virtual assistant to be just what he needed.

FDA plans to fully tap real-world data and evidence
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 30/01/2019

The Food and Drug Administration plans to exploit claims, clinical and patient-generated data – information not captured through traditional clinical trials – for post-marketing safety surveillance.

Digital health looms for the industry, but is it ready?
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 29/01/2019

In its essence, digital health aims to use a blend of technologies and new approaches to get care to patients in convenient, cost-effective ways.

Apple and Aetna partner on personalized Apple Watch health app
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 30/01/2019

Dubbed Attain, the application allows users to set personalized goals, track activity levels and recommend healthy behaviors and actions.

HIV data exposed online
Health Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 29/01/2019

Information about more than 14,000 HIV patients included in a Singapore health registry was exposed online, allegedly by a U.S. citizen whose partner was a Singapore doctor who had authority to access the data.

New medical device cybersecurity framework unveiled
Health Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 28/01/2019

A healthcare sector advisory council released a new voluntary framework for improving the cybersecurity of medical devices throughout their lifecycle.

6 trends that will drive AI deployments in 2019
Health Data Management ~ Ali Ahmadzadeh ~ 25/01/2019

A lot has been written about AI over the last year, but much of what has been offered for public consumption has been superficial and, in some cases, misleading.

Oregon may give individuals control over health data
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 24/01/2019

Proposed legislation in Oregon would ban the unauthorized sale of de-identified healthcare data and enable individuals to have control over their information.

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0 # Terry Hannan 2019-02-05 10:54
Dear Kate, the posting on the expansion of the Singapore MyDoc system reminded me of the recent report on the management and investigation of the Cybersecurity breach of the Singapore national EMR. Although not directly related to the topic of expansion the report makes interesting reading.

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