International health IT week in review: May 5

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 5: Epic and Cerner dominate EMR market share, UK image exchange portal open to patients, Facebook health support groups, fast fibre for NHS, beyond EMRAM goal, hardware as a service, MedicAlert in real time, smart app for diabetic retinopathy, portal reduces DNAs

KLAS: Epic, Cerner still lead EHR pack
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 01/02/2019

Most health systems that signed on for a new electronic health record install in 2018 – be they large or small, government-run or private-sector – opted for Cerner or Epic, according to the new market share report from KLAS.

Image Exchange Portal to be extended to patients across in England
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 30/04/2019

Patients are set to receive increased access to their own medical images after the national network Image Exchange Portal (IEP) was extended.

Facebook unveils health support groups, new privacy feature for medical topics
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 02/05/2019

Health Support group users will now be able to ask admins to anonymously post questions to the group page.

All hospitals and GPs to be connected to fibre optic broadband
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 01/05/2019

All hospitals and GP practices will soon have access to the fastest fibre optic broadband under new government plans.

Humber River goes beyond EMRAM for better patient outcomes
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Jerry Zeidenberg ~ 01/05/2019

It drives Peter Bak nuts when hospitals tout their HIMSS Analytics EMRAM scores and make reaching Stage 6 or 7 the object of their I.T. strategies.

New Indian Health Service EHR to cost billions of dollars
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 02/05/2019

The Indian Health Service intends to replace its legacy electronic health record system with a modern EHR that will take seven to 10 years to implement and will cost American taxpayers billions of dollars.

Hardware-as-a-service practice gaining in popularity
Health Data Management ~ Bob Violino ~ 02/05/2019

There will be a gradual transition from traditional hardware leasing, where leased devices are managed in-house, to a hardware-as-a-service model, where leased devices are managed by a hardware manufacturer or managed service provider.

Smartphone images, AI offer new way to screen for diabetic retinopathy
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 30/04/2019

An artificial intelligence software platform is able to provide automated real-time interpretation of retinal images from a smartphone-mounted device for quick detection of diabetic retinopathy.

Digital divide widens in wake of AI, machine learning
Health Data Management ~ Diana Manos ~ 30/04/2019

It has been more than a decade since President George W. Bush set out to get electronic health records for every American.

First responders soon can access patients’ health histories
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 29/04/2019

MedicAlert is partnering with a company that enables patient health data to be directly transmitted to first responders during an emergency.

Canadian hospital, vendor collaborate on ‘head-only’ MRI
Health Data Management ~ Staff writer ~ 29/04/2019

Synaptive Medical is developing a magnetic resonance imaging system that aims to provide the imaging technology directly at the point of care.

Digital portal helps reduce patient do not attend rates in Lincolnshire
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 29/04/2019

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has managed to cut the number of patients who did not attend (DNA) appointments to 4% after introducing a digital portal.

EHR study shows dangers of variability in opioid dosages
Health Data Management ~ Diana Manos ~ 26/04/2019

Results from a 12-year study involving more than 14,000 Kaiser Permanente members’ electronic health records shows the risk of opioid overdose increases when doses vary over time.

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