International health IT week in review: September 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 15: Big tech not interested in EMRs, Apple ups research reach, health data privacy, maternal mortality tools, NLP and documentation burden, drones deliver in remote Canada, US DoD extends Cerner roll-out, Boots offering GP video consults in store, Android on FHIR

Google and others ‘not interested in electronic patient record market’
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 12/09/2019

“Quite frankly I think it’s too late because across world, everyone is invested heavily in their EMR systems – both in the cost of equipment and training of people who use them.”

Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 10/09/2019

Amidst the unveiling of its newest consumer smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the tech company said it will begin enrolling consumers into its hearing, cardiovascular and women's health studies later this year through an upcoming app.

Consumer Technology Association publishes new health data privacy guidelines
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 12/09/2019

The voluntary recommendations from the industry group, which aim to build consumer trust in companies that handle health and wellness data, are meant to supplement, not supplant, existing legal requirements, says CTA.

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising: 30 health systems testing digital tools to stop the trend
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 12/09/2019

Pregnancy-related deaths and maternal morbidity continue to rise in the US. A major factor: large areas of the country, called "maternity deserts", where little to no proper maternity care exists, officials say.

Consumer natural language processing tools could ease paper burden
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 11/09/2019

Commercial natural language processing (NLP) products can be used to ease the “incredible burden” of paperwork faced by clinicians, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of healthcare has said.

Mayo Clinic, Google launch major new 10-year partnership
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 11/09/2019

Google Cloud will securely store the health system's data, while working with Mayo clinicians to apply AI and machine learning to an array of complex use cases.

Medications delivered by drone in British Columbia
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 11/09/2019

Canada Post, in partnership with London Drugs and InDro Robotics, successfully completed Canada’s first-ever Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flight carrying pharmaceuticals via Drone from a London Drugs pharmacy to remote Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

DoD’s new Cerner EHR installed at four more military medical facilities
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 10/09/2019

Following a bumpy rollout at four pilot sites in the Pacific Northwest, the Department of Defense has implemented its new Cerner electronic health record system at four more military hospitals and clinics.

Telemedicine CEO pleads guilty to role in $424m Medicare fraud scheme
FierceHealthcare ~ Paige Minemyer ~ 09/09/2019

The CEO of telemedicine company has pleaded guilty for his role in one of the largest healthcare fraud schemes the feds have ever investigated.

Boots to launch in-store video GP service with LIVI
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 06/09/2019

The high street pharmacy chain is working with online GP provider LIVI to allow customers with health concerns to drop into a Boots store and speak with a GMC-registered clinician via LIVI’s video consultation platform.

Cornell, UCSF, others working to help Android users share EHR data
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 06/09/2019

CommonHealth, an open-source app designed to enable easier information sharing, will use HL7 FHIR and other specs to give Android phones similar functionality to Apple Health.

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