International health IT week in review: September 8

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 8: Helsinki's digital moves, patients patient on data breaches, EMRs generate evidence, $900m for drug overdose data, CHIME in the UK, virtual Planned Parenthood, Sequoia to set data exchange rules, virtual cardiac rehab works, cloud fax, Mayo in the UK

Helsinki's digital services creates tools for seniors to stay in their homes
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 02/09/2019

Finnish language proves a barrier to voice control and virtual assistants but older Finnish patients are now starting to use everything from video chats with nurses, to smart medication dispensers and GPS trackers.

Prompt notification eases pain of data breaches, consumers say
Health Data Management ~ Laura Alix ~ 05/09/2019

Consumers may be willing to forgive an organization that’s suffered a data breach if they get timely notifications about the incursion.

Data-driven healthcare is crucial to build learning health systems
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 05/09/2019

New research by the Regenstrief Institute suggests that the widespread use of electronic health records systems hold the keys to accelerate evidence-generating and evidence-based medicine.

CDC launches $900M effort to improve drug overdose data
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 05/09/2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing more than $900 million to help state, territorial, county and city health departments get better drug overdose data.

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 04/09/2019

The agreement means BCS members can access CHIME’s online materials and gain admission to the CHIME Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) qualification programme, an internationally-recognised qualification of senior leadership in health IT.

Planned Parenthood rolls out new virtual care tool in 27 states
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 04/09/2019

The platform will let users request birth control, get a UTI prescription and schedule an in-person appointment.

Black Book ranks the top EHR vendors in regions across the globe
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 04/09/2019

Allscripts comes in on top in the UK/Ireland, Canada and Oceania. Epic is No. 1 in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cerner is first in Africa.

ONC picks The Sequoia Project to set info exchange rules
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 04/09/2019

The requirements are intended to enable healthcare organizations to share electronic health information in support of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 03/09/2019

There’s currently no method routinely used by doctors to spot all underlying red flags of a future heart attack. The researchers hope their AI tool will bridge this gap.

Here’s another data point to show virtual rehab works
MedCity News ~ Arundhati Parmar ~ 03/09/2019

A virtual cardiac rehabilitation program was able to reduce heart failure-related readmission rates to less than 2 percent.

Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 03/09/2019

Mayo Clinic's flagship U.S. health system is an Epic shop, having made the switch from Cerner in 2015. But Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with 21 other trusts across the UK, has been a Cerner Millennium client for years.

Supporters believe cloud faxing is a viable way to exchange data
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 30/08/2019

Despite having communication tools such as electronic transactions, FHIR and Direct secure messaging, traditional fax still tops them all in terms of use.

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