International health IT week in review: July 14

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 14: DXC's Lorenzo integrates with Epic, 40 million OpenNotes, EMR algorithms for HIV, $100m telehealth program in US, NHS and Alexa team up but privacy lobby acts out, vulnerability in Zoom VC on Macs, doctors say no to patient recordings, IT teams shadow clinicians, NHS app for patient complaints, hackers attack forensic services

Royal Papworth achieves ‘first of kind’ Lorenzo-Epic integration with CUH
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 10/07/2019

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust have achieved a “first-of-type” integration in the UK, after developing an interface that allows blood test orders and results to be shared between the Lorenzo and Epic EPR systems.

OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 05/07/2019

As more than 200 health systems have signed on with the patient empowerment movement, population health, patient safety and quality improvement gains are apparent.

EHR analysis identifies patients at risk for HIV and drug candidates
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 11/07/2019

Two large-scale studies have demonstrated the efficacy of leveraging algorithms to analyze electronic health records so doctors can identify patients at risk for HIV who may benefit from antiretroviral drugs.

FCC moves forward with $100M rural telehealth pilot program
MedCity News ~ Kevin Truong ~ 10/07/2019

The Connected Care Pilot goes beyond the agency’s existing initiatives to support broadband access for rural healthcare providers by providing resources to actually connect patients to clinicians.

Alexa will see you now: NHS partners with Amazon
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 10/07/2019

A new partnership between the NHS and Amazon Alexa will bring verified health information to people’s homes.

Amazon Alexa partnership puts patient data ‘at risk’
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 10/07/2019

Personal and health data is heavily protected under GDPR in the UK, but Amazon Alexa doesn’t comply with the same laws.

Apple issues silent update to remove old Zoom software
Information Security Media Group ~ Jeremy Kirk ~ 11/07/2019

Apple has taken an extraordinary move to protect its users from a yet-to-be-disclosed vulnerability that could compromise Macs that have the Zoom video conferencing software installed.

Zoom reverses course, removes local web server
Information Security Media Group ~ Jeremy Kirk ~ 10/07/2019

Video conferencing vendor Zoom has opted to make major changes to its Mac application after a security researcher found several weaknesses in it.

Docs not pleased when patients record procedures
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 10/07/2019

Contrary to patients’ views, clinicians were not in favour of allowing audio or video recordings in the ED

NHS Digital puts outdated user interface out to pasture
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 09/07/2019

NHS Digital will overhaul the design of its digital services after putting out a notice to formally withdraw its common user interface (CUI).

New IT recruits shadow staff to acclimate to unique organizational needs
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 09/07/2019

Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s workforce development program for its health IT team centers around staff experts who teach new recruits about how technology works there and across the wider healthcare industry.

Patients get better night’s sleep thanks to Digital Care Assistant
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 09/07/2019

Nurses at a leading hospital can now check the overnight vital signs of mental health patients without disrupting sleep.

New data-led NHS safety strategy lets patients log concerns
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 08/07/2019

A fresh drive to improve patient safety across the NHS will see patients able to log concerns about their care via a new digital service accessible through their smartphone.

Eurofins Scientific: Forensic services firm paid ransom after cyber-attack
BBC ~ Danny Shaw ~ 05/07/2019

The UK's biggest provider of forensic services has paid a ransom to criminals after its IT systems were disrupted in a cyber-attack, BBC News has learned.

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