International health IT week in review: June 2

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending June 2: eHealth in east Africa, FDA pre-cert program for medical software, UCLA Health in Azure, vendors say interop rules too restrictive, GP at Hand funding row, Docker vulnerability, notes aid adherence, Google Health guy goes to Facebook, Apple adds to Watch, NHS internet first, telehealth apps on Epic Orchard

How Central, East Africa's tech renaissance is shaping its healthcare future
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 24/05/2019

Rwanda is to the point where everybody has got an EHR. Does everybody in Europe or US have that, does everyone have access to it?

FDA seeks software developer test cases for precertification program
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 28/05/2019

The Pre-Cert program for software developers is aimed at fast-tracking digital health products to market.

UCLA Health deploys Microsoft Azure to leverage big data
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 31/05/2019

Los Angeles-based UCLA Health is adopting Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing services to gain insights from its clinical and genomic information through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools.

EHR vendors say ONC proposed rules are too broad, would stifle innovation
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 30/05/2019

The members of the HIMSS EHR Association support the rules' goals but say that as drafted they go beyond Congress' intent for 21st Century Cures, are too loosely defined, have too tight a timeline and require too much IP sharing.

Funding model for GP at Hand ‘not appropriate’, review finds
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 29/05/2019

A review into the NHS-funded service was commissioned in 2018 after NHS England lodged a “formal objection” to a significant further roll out of the service.

Researcher describes Docker vulnerability
Healthcare Info Security ~ Scott Ferguson ~ 30/05/2019

A security researcher has found a significant flaw in all versions of Docker, an open source container platform, that can give attackers read and write access to all the files within the host system, allowing them to execute arbitrary code.

Study: Patient access to visit notes aids medication adherence
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 29/05/2019

The ability of patients to read the electronic health record notes that clinicians write following medical visits is very helpful for patients as they seek to better manage their medications.

Facebook adds former Googler Roni Zeiger as its new head of health strategy
MobiHealthNews ~ Kevin Truong ~ 28/05/2019

He was also instrumental in the development of Google Health, the search giant’s scuttled personal health record service.

Epic adds American Well telehealth app to its App Orchard
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 28/05/2019

The application will enable one-click virtual consults within the EHR workflow, and comes at a pivotal time for telehealth, which is gaining steam among physicians.

The high cost of physician burnout: $4.6b a year
FierceHealthcare ~ Joanne Finnegan ~ 28/05/2019

The problem costs the U.S. healthcare industry an estimated $4.6 billion a year because of doctor turnover and reduced clinical hours.

Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children
CNBC ~ Christina Farr ~ 25/05/2019

Apple has been adding more health features across its products, especially the Apple Watch.

NHS looking at ‘internet first’ policy and moving away from private networks
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 24/05/2019

The NHS is looking to move away from private networks such as N3 and HSCN to running services over the internet.

TytoCare joins Epic App Orchard to expand reach of its telehealth service
MedCity News ~ Erin Dietsche ~ 24/05/2019

Through the integration, patients can launch TytoCare telehealth visits from Epic's MyChart app. Following the visit, clinical exam data is delivered to the Epic EHR.

AMIA to ONC on interoperability rules: 'Share now, standardize as needed'
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 24/05/2019

The informatics group calls on ONC to "flip the paradigm" of consumer access as it finalizes the "most consequential health informatics policies" since meaningful use.

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