International health IT week in review: April 21

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending April 21: European health record rolls on, interns swamped by EMR work, digital red book for kids, potential DICOM security flaw, Alexa at Boston Children's Hospital, Cerner on FHIR, half of US doctors burning out, digital for allied health, out phishing, FDA investigating concussion apps

Croatia to start the exchange of ePrescriptions and patient summaries
eHealthNews.eu ~ Staff writer ~ 16/04/2019

Croatia will dispense ePrescriptions for Finnish citizens and allow the access of Czech patient summaries, while Croatians travelling to Estonia can get their ePrescriptions dispensed there.


Study finds first-year interns spend 43% of their day on EHR
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 16/04/2019

Internal medicine residents devote 87 percent of their work time away from patients, about half of which is taken up interacting with electronic health records.


Digital service which gives access to child health information is launched
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 17/04/2019

Data is also forwarded to a digital red book offered to mothers as an alternative to the current paper red book.


Researchers: malware can be hidden in medical images
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 17/04/2019

The report does not indicate that there is any evidence that the flaw has actually been exploited.


First digital framework for allied health professionals sets out three ambitions
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 16/04/2019

The report cautions AHPs should be innovative in the way care is delivered, “it should not mean AHPs services just digitise the way paper-based services are delivered now”.


"Alexa, are you HIPAA compliant?"
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 16/04/2019

Boston Children's Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector.


NHSE to roll out new digital portal to cut delays for care home beds
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 16/04/2019

A digital portal that allows staff to find vacancies in local care homes is to be rolled out across England in a bid to end lengthy delays.


Barriers to patients accessing their health data are falling
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 15/04/2019

While the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT continues to remind providers of patients’ rights to electronically view, download and transmit their health information via application programming interfaces, many hospitals are already complying.


Report: healthcare is no. 1 for breaches
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 12/04/2019

Healthcare organizations – especially those that have been hit with phishing attacks – won't be surprised to learn that a new report shows the healthcare sector was the No. 1 target for major data breaches last year.


Cerner says it is first vendor to adopt the normative version of FHIR
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 12/04/2019

Cerner has embraced the latest version of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard to encourage third-party developers to build apps on top of its platforms.


It’s time to light a fire to stop physician burnout, starting with better EHRs
FierceHealthcare ~ Christopher Maiona ~ 12/04/2019

While there’s some dispute as to which direction the trend line is pointing, the undisputed fact is nearly half of all practicing physicians report feeling burned out.


FDA targets DIY mHealth devices aimed at concussions, head injuries
mHealth Intelligence ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 11/04/2019

The US Food and Drug Administration is going after consumer-facing mHealth apps and devices that claim to diagnose head injuries, including concussions, without any assistance from a clinician.


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