International health IT week in review: December 8

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending December 8: Case for ADT alerts, Halamka moves to Mayo, depression apps, telehealth improves access, telehealth for acute psychiatry, Agfa selling health IT business, Cerner prefers AWS, Tetris malware, data breach suits, cloud-based imaging, Amazon Transcribe Medical

Farzad Mostashari, Claudia Williams make the case for requiring hospital ADT alerts
FierceHealthcare ~ Farzad Mostashari and Claudia Williams ~ 04/12/2019

Through new proposals to its Interoperability & Patient Access to Health Data Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has outlined a smart strategy of simply requiring that hospitals provide these notifications if they want to receive reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid.

Halamka to join Mayo Clinic and lead its digital health effort
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 04/12/2019

John Halamka, MD, will be heading up the Mayo Clinic Platform, an initiative meant to elevate the provider to a global leadership position within digital healthcare.

Meta-analysis finds high dropout rates for studies on depression apps
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 05/12/2019

Researchers discovered that the rate was lower when the apps included a human connection, like feedback and mood monitoring.

Digital services ‘no substitute’ for GPs but will aid patient access
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 03/12/2019

Digital GP services “are not a substitute” for face-to-face appointments but will help improve patient access in a primary care setting, a King’s Fund analyst has said.

Agfa enters talks to sell healthcare IT business to Dedalus
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 03/12/2019

Dedalus will acquire 100% of Agfa’s Healthcare Information Solutions and Integrated Care activities, as well as associated Imaging IT activities integrated into these units, which carries an estimated value of £831million (975 million Euros).

Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 03/12/2019

Since launching telepsychiatry, CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s emergency department has reduced length of stay for psychiatric patients by approximately 70%.

Cerner expands AWS relationship with new machine learning initiatives
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 03/12/2019

In an expansion of their ongoing collaboration, Cerner has chosen Amazon Web Services as its preferred artificial intelligence and machine learning provider.

New malware campaign uses Trojanized 'Tetris' game: report
Information Security Media Group ~ Akshaya Asokan ~ 03/12/2019

A new malware campaign uses a Trojanized version of the game Tetris to target healthcare and educational institutions for credential stealing, according to a report from Blackberry Cylance.

A tale of two breach lawsuits
Information Security Media Group ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 03/12/2019

Nuance sued following NotPetya sttack, Solara Medical Supplies sued for exposing patient data.

Cloud-based imaging approaches show promise, but adoption may move gradually
Health Data Management ~ Fred Bazzoli ~ 03/12/2019

Enterprise imaging is increasingly placing demands on on-premises information technology systems that will be difficult and expensive to meet, making a better case for adoption of cloud solutions.

AWS launches Amazon Transcribe Medical
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 02/12/2019

The streaming API tool is designed to cater to medical and pharmacological terms, thereby allowing doctors, clinicians and researchers to dictate into it. It also has a natural speech feature, which can transcribe a doctor-patient visit.

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