International health IT week in review: August 2

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending August 2: SARS lessons for South-East Asian hospitals, 10 big ideas in health IT, virtual first call for NHS GPs, remote HIV care, single child health system for Liverpool, health sector data breaches cost more, secure email for Alberta's MHR, Withings focus on remote monitoring, Garmin hacked

Lessons from SARS
Healthcare IT News ~ Philipp Grätzel von Grätz ~ 27/07/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in South-East Asia had an advantage over medical institutions in other parts of the world, since they had dealt with a SARS virus in 2003 already.

10 big ideas in health IT from 28 leaders and experts in the field
Becker's Hospital Review ~ Laura Dyrda ~ 30/07/2020

28 leaders in health IT spoke about the biggest challenges during the pandemic, lessons learned and big ideas for the future. Here are 10 takeaways from the event.

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 30/07/2020

In the future, all GP appointments should be done through teleconsultations unless there’s a “compelling reason not to” to make care easier to manage and allow the NHS to provide a “much better” service.

What it takes to successfully deliver HIV care remotely
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 30/07/2020

Egurrola and his colleagues Dr. Stephen Klotz and Larry York explained that the three of them represented the three participants, at a minimum, needed to run a successful HIV telemedicine clinic: a physician, a pharmacist and a coordinator.

Single child health info system introduced across Liverpool and Sefton
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 30/07/2020

Care professionals in the area will be able to track children from childhood through to their transition to adult services and will have access to all the relevant information to provide suitable care.

IBM: health sector leads in annual data breach costs, topping $7.13m
Health IT Security ~ Jessica Davis ~ 29/07/2020

While the average global data breach costs for all sectors was just $3.86 million, IBM finds health sector breaches are the costliest at $7.13 million due to federal and state regulations.

Alberta integrates secure messaging from Brightsquid
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 29/07/2020

Brightsquid Secure-Mail has been integrated into the provincial MyHealth Records (MHR) portal. Patients registered for MHR can create their own Secure-Mail account to communicate virtually with community healthcare providers.

Two years after reset, Withings turns focus to remote patient monitoring with $60M raise
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 28/07/2020

After Withings co-founder Eric Carreel bought the connected device company back from Nokia two years ago, the company has charted a more clinical course.

Garmin confirms hackers encrypted several systems
Information Security Media Group ~ Doug Olenick ~ 27/07/2020

Garmin acknowledged that a "cyberattack" that encrypted several of its systems last week led to outages that affected several of the company's fitness and aviation products along with knocking its homepage and customer service centers offline.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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