International health IT week in review: February 9

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 9: More US doctors going digital, NHS to reduce outpatient visits through telehealth,Dr Google, data mining v coal mining, EU start-up market, HIE app in Abu Dhabi, Nuance's AI marketplace for imaging, 5G enabled hospital, don't call Siri in an emergency, maternity record portal, Indian Health Service EMR, fake coronavirus messages spreading Emotet

Technology is changing the way doctors practice from televisits to remote monitoring, AMA survey finds
FierceHealthcare ~ Joanne Finnegan ~ 06/02/2020

Significantly more physicians are using emerging health technology in their clinical practice than they were just three years ago, according to a new American Medical Association (AMA) survey.

UCLPartners launches how-to guide for setting up virtual NHS clinics
Digital Health News ~ Owen Hughes ~ 05/02/2020

The NHS aims to avoid up to a third of face-to-face outpatient visits over five years, removing the need for up to 30 million outpatient appointments each year.

Symptomatic employees often turn to online searches rather than doctors
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 06/02/2020

A new survey polling thousands of international office workers suggests that two in five will opt to search their symptoms online and self-medicate rather than visit a doctor, A similar portion of respondents (43%) said they would investigate their condition online and then see a practitioner.

Health minister: this time Belgium could mine healthcare data instead of coal
Euractiv ~ Sarantis Michalopoulos ~ 06/02/2020

Belgium has an enormous wealth of digital data, which could help it become a new “mining” country.

11 of the most exciting healthcare startups in Europe
Business Insider ~ Charlie Wood ~ 04/02/2020

Europe's advanced public health networks make for an especially friendly entrepreneurial environment.

Malaffi app will allow Abu Dhabi residents to access medical records via smartphones
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 06/02/2020

The app, which will be launched later this year, forms part of the Middle East’s first unified Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, Malaffi.

AMA: Physician use of digital health tools has surged since 2016
Becker's Hospital Review ~ Andrea Park ~ 06/02/2020

The number of physicians who feel digital tools offer a "definite advantage" to healthcare grew from 31 percent in 2016 to 36 percent in 2019.

Nuance to debut new AI-powered systems for imaging at HIMSS20
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 05/02/2020

They will be in the Nuance AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging, which is designed to provide a one-stop shop for radiologists to review and purchase AI models to improve their workflow.

VA to open "America's first" all 5G-enabled hospital in Palo Alto this week
FierceHealthcare ~ Tina Reed ~ 05/02/2020

The U.S. will get its first entirely 5G-enabled hospital this week as the Department of Veterans Affairs brings the technology up online at its Palo Alto hospital.

Siri, Alexa not as good as dialling 911
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 05/02/2020

Turning to virtual assistants for medical emergency information can be useless, new research from the University of Alberta shows.

Expectant mothers given access to health records at Royal Cornwall
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 04/02/2020

Expectant mothers at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust can now access their personal health records through a digital portal.

Researchers: feds must pay for $3b EHR at Indian Health Service
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 03/02/2020

It could cost $3 billion to replace the agency’s legacy electronic health record system, according to an assessment of researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine.

Fake coronavirus messages spreading Emotet infections
Information Security Media Group ~ Ishita Chigilli Palli ~ 31/01/2020

Cybercriminals are using fake email messages about the coronavirus to spread the Emotet Trojan as well as other malware, according to reports released this week by IBM and Kaspersky.

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