International health IT week in review: February 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 10: Microsoft's eye on health data sharing, Google's EHR aggregation plans, DrChrono's mobile EMR, $57m fine for EMR vendor, GP software panel for Scotland, CommonWell's interoperability offer, HIV data exposed by insurer, telehealth and primary care, VR for MRI

Microsoft pushes forward on healthcare communication and data capabilities
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 07/02/2019

The new tools build on the company's Azure cloud platform and allow more efficient and secure communication and sharing of personal health information.

Google patent application offers new details on company's predictive EHR aggregation system
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 04/02/2019

The system would aggregate and compile EHR data from multiple centers while using deep learning analytics to warn providers of upcoming clinical events.

FDA clears AI-based wearable device to monitor hospital patient
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 07/02/2019

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a wireless device that continuously and automatically monitors patients using artificial intelligence to provide clinicians with actionable insights.

DrChrono gets Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for its mobile-first EHR
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 07/02/2019

DrChrono has announced that its EHR, which runs on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has attained ONC certification for Meaningful Use Stage 3.

EHR vendor Greenway gets hefty fine for false claims
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 07/02/2019

For the second time, the Department of Justice has imposed a substantial fine on an electronic health records software vendor in a case that involves data accuracy and integrity issues that could affect patient safety.

Three suppliers chosen to supply GP IT software in Scotland
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 06/02/2019

Clinicians will then pick the system and supplier most suited to the needs of their practice.

CommonWell debuts option for expanded data connectivity
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 05/02/2019

CommonWell Health Alliance is offering a new option for health IT vendors and provider organizations, enabling them to connect to its interoperability network.

Home telehealth offers primary care many potential benefits
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 06/02/2019

If primary care in the United States is going to help reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, then patients must be allowed to receive care in their own home via telehealth technology.

DOJ slams Greenway with $57 million false claims fine
Healthcare IT News ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 06/02/2019

The EHR maker allegedly falsified EHR certification, neglected to fix problems it knew about and paid customers kickbacks to recommend its product to others.

NHS Highland launches VR headsets to help patients prep for MRI scans
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 05/02/2019

The project, launched in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland, aims to make the confronting scans more bearable for patients.

ZocDoc exec joins Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan healthcare group as CTO
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 05/02/2019

Serkan Kutan, a veteran of Microsoft, Amazon and Goldman Sachs, most recently served as the chief technology officer for online appointment booking company ZocDoc.

Aetna fined yet again for exposing HIV information
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 01/02/2019

The incident involved a July 2017 mailing mishap in which a vendor for Aetna sent letters to health plan members that revealed through the envelope's oversized clear windows that the recipient was taking HIV-related medication.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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