International health IT week in review: July 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 19: Patients want digital health, patients want telehealth, digital health literacy, COVID-19 data platform, LOINC joins international standards org, Patients Know Best added to NHS app, digital physiotherapy, GOSH gets EMRAM and O-EMRAM 6

Half of consumers avoid seeking care because it's too difficult
FierceHealthcare ~ Jeff Lagasse ~ 13/07/2020

Finding, accessing, and paying for healthcare in America requires so much work that half of consumers have avoided seeking care altogether, a new survey has found.

Calls for greater investment in GP telehealth following Covid-19
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 15/07/2020

The report, which builds on the RCGP's vision for what general practice should look like in 2030, calls for further commitments to digital technology to enable remote monitoring, digital consultations, flexible working and better sharing of data.

Children should be taught ‘digital health’ in school, say researchers
Engineering and Technology ~ Jack Loughran ~ 16/07/2020

Children should be taught digital literacy lessons at school as part of the health curriculum to help them navigate the dangers of being online, researchers have said.

Imperial College London to launch COVID-19 information platform
Healthcare IT News ~ Sara Mageit ~ 10/07/2020

The new project will build a global information knowledge platform to help the healthcare industry deliver more efficient care to COVID-19 patients.

LOINC joins international digital health standards organisation
ITIJ ~ Robyn Bainbridge ~ 16/07/2020

LOINC has been accepted as the newest member of the JIC, a council of nine member organisations that work together to improve health informatics data standards development and implementation on a global scale.

Patients Know Best becomes first PHR integrated into NHS App
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 16/07/2020

Patients Know Best (PKB) has become the first personal health record to be fully integrated into the NHS App.

NHS stamp of approval ‘most important when prescribing apps’
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 15/07/2020

An NHS stamp of approval is the most important factor for clinicians when recommending digital health solutions, new research has found.

Virtual physiotherapy study shows it is just as effective as in-person treatment
MobiHealthNews ~ Sara Mageit ~ 14/07/2020

A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post COVID-19.

Patients want to keep using virtual care after COVID-19 pandemic ends, survey finds
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 14/07/2020

Patients adopted virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic out of necessity but now they want those services to stick around after the health crisis is over.

Allscripts, Microsoft strike 5-year cloud partnership to enhance EHR software
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 13/07/2020

Allscripts is extending its partnership with Microsoft to use the tech giant's cloud technology to enhance its electronic health record (EHR) software.

Medical device cybersecurity startup strikes partnership with Blackberry
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 10/07/2020

San Diego-based medical device startup MedCrypt struck a partnership with Blackberry QNX, an operating system developed by Blackberry for embedded systems.

UK's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT becomes the first hospital in Europe to attain Stage 6 of both EMRAM and O-EMRAM
Healthcare IT News ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 10/07/2020

The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT has now set its sights on achieving Stage 7 O-EMRAM.

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