International health IT week in review: March 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending March 10: EMR burnout, Berkmorgazon becomes Haven, US CHIO, Babylon goes to Canada, fears over DVA EMR, Philips buys Carestream, telehealth stresses UK GPs, Southampton's MyMR, FDA head leaves, vax data fears, Microsoft to shut Health Dashboard, Windows 7 support, Google Glass returns to healthcare

Judy Faulkner asked the press to dig into physician burnout and EHR satisfaction. So we did
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 07/03/2019

The Epic CEO contends there is not a high correlation between EHRs and doctor burnout, but discussions with physicians show the EHR has fallen short of freeing up doctors to better care for patients.

Healthcare’s big potential disruptor will be called Haven
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 06/03/2019

The Amazon-Berkshire-J.P. Morgan healthcare venture launched last year and headed up by Atul Gawande has a website and finally a name: Haven.

HHS names informatics pro Mark Roche as its CHIO
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 06/03/2019

Roche will be responsible for helping formulate and implement clinical and technical aspects of CMS’ interoperability strategy and the MyHealthEData initiative.

Babylon's triage chatbot launches in British Columbia
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 07/03/2019

Babylon by Telus Health will allow patients in the province to input their symptoms and conduct live video visits with accredited physicians.

Lawmakers voice concerns about VA’s plans for Cerner EHR
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 07/03/2019

Senior VA officials incurred the wrath of a House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, taking heat from both Democrats and Republicans regarding the projected $16.1 billion cost of implementing the EHR over 10 years, as well as their concerns that the new system will not be able to seamlessly exchange data with community care providers.

Philips to acquire Carestream Health’s health IT business unit
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 07/03/2019

Carestream, the former health group of Eastman Kodak, provides imaging information technology solutions to multi-site hospital organizations, radiology service providers, imaging centers and specialty medical clinics worldwide.

University Hospital Southampton expands MyMR to all patients
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 06/03/2019

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) created the website, My medical record (MyMR), to allow patients to access parts of their record from home or on the go.

Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 add-on support April 1
Computerworld ~ Gregg Keizer ~ 06/03/2019

Extended Security Updates' will give enterprise customers more time to move off Windows 7 by providing security fixes for OS vulnerabilities after support ends in January 2020.

Pressure of virtual consultations could be ‘final straw’ for stressed out GPs
MobiHealthNews ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 05/03/2019

The necessity for GP surgeries to implement video and e-consultations is putting additional pressure on over-stretched out doctors, according to researchers and the British Medical Association.

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb resigns
Washington Post ~ Laurie McGinley ~ 05/03/2019

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who used his post to tackle difficult public health issues from youth vaping to opioid addiction – surprising early skeptics worried about his drug industry ties – resigned Tuesday, effective in about a month, according to an administration official.

Thousands of GPs risk breaching data protection laws in new vaccine data system
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 04/03/2019

The new system uses a process that copies, transfers and stores the whole GP database, rather than the minimal data required to update vaccinations data.

Microsoft will shut down its Health Dashboard site and Band apps
MobiHealthNews ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 04/03/2019

Users of the Microsoft Band, the tech giant’s smartwatch and fitness tracker, can still use their devices, but web-connected features will not be available.

New app aims to bring Google Glass back to life, gives docs hands-free EHR
Healthcare IT News ~ Diana Manos ~ 01/03/2019

The seeCOLe app – worn with Google Glass or Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses – allows doctors to use voice commands to review and document patient information, hands-free.

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