International health IT week in review: May 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 19: Digital health product evaluation, digital health formulary, living up to digital health's potential, ditching pagers, Jawbone resurrection, virtual health for diabetic veterans, Navajo data sharing deal, GP at Hand destabilising primary care, Anthem data hack indictment

Digital health: a path to validation
npj Digital Medicine ~ Simon Mathews ~ 13/05/2019

There is a need for objective, transparent, and standards-based evaluation of digital health products that can bring greater clarity to the digital health marketplace.

Express Scripts maps plans for inaugural digital health formulary
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 16/05/2019

It will be a curated list of technology- and software-enabled applications and devices that help patients prevent, manage or treat a medical condition.

NHS Grampian ditches pagers for faster mobile messaging service
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 14/05/2019

Senior IT managers say the integration of the technology with Intersystems’ TrakCare electronic patient records (EPR), the Ensemble integration and data platform, and the nurse call system on the Foresterhill Health Campus, has been “100% successful”.

AMA chair: digital health has great potential, but it's often not living up to it
MobiHealthNews ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 14/05/2019

In the areas of interoperability, telemedicine, health apps and AI, we still have work to do.

Jawbone Health rises from the ashes with $65M for wearable-driven health monitoring service
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 14/05/2019

Two years since the demise of its predecessor, the new company wants to identify and address preventable health conditions.

VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 14/05/2019

Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a licensed provider in all 50 states, 400 veterans will have the opportunity to remotely receive personalized nutrition, peer support and coaching, an approach currently not in widespread use at VA to achieve glycemic control and reduce the use of medications.

New registry may better ID women at risk for breast cancer
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 14/05/2019

Software vendor Medneon has gone live with a registry that is designed to help women with a high risk of having breast cancer, and their doctor, to manage genetic mutations over time.

Navajo Nation to share health data as part of NIH initiative
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 13/05/2019

The Navajo Nation tribe has signed the first tribal data-sharing agreement with the National Institutes of Health to support a nationwide pediatric research consortium.

GP at Hand makes “destabilising” move to become primary care network
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 10/05/2019

Babylon’s GP at Hand is applying to become a primary care network – a move that risks “destabilising” GP services in London, according to the Londonwide local medical council (LMC).

Chinese citizen indicted in Anthem hack of records of 80m
Bloomberg News ~ Staff writer ~ 10/05/2019

A Chinese citizen was indicted for aiding a massive 2015 computer hack at health insurer Anthem, one of the biggest thefts of consumer medical data in U.S. history.

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