International health IT week in review: September 13

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 13: AI boosterism, Italian telehealth post-pandemic, China's digital health start-ups, telehealth and quality of care, Thai ransomware attack, TraceTogether in Singapore, NHS app lessons, AI beyond the buzz, Withings' medical ScanWatch, reducing clicks in Cerner, Abu Dhabi HIE platform, Palantir's NHS data store

Whistleblowers charge CEO of NJ firm with inflating AI capability
MedCity News ~ Arundhati Parmar ~ 07/09/2020

They allege that ElectrifAi is touting an improperly-developed healthcare AI tool amidst a pandemic and accuses the CEO of racism, a charge that finds corroboration in an employment lawsuit.

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience
MobiHealthNews ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 04/09/2020

However, a major barrier was that telemedicine had not been formally recognised in Italy. Certified platforms were expensive and not immediately available, and a clear procedure was needed to write and deliver clinical records to patients.

China’s digital health care start-ups get a boost from the coronavirus, Beijing and investors
CNBC ~ Evelyn Cheng ~ 10/09/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted business for Chinese start-ups selling online health consultations and medicine delivery.

Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 10/09/2020

A new study from SecurityScorecard and DarkOwl sees increased risk across application and endpoint security, IP reputation, patching cadence and network security.

In rush to embrace telehealth, many physicians still have concerns about quality of care, survey finds
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 10/09/2020

Close to 60% of physicians have lingering reservations about the quality of care they can provide remotely, according to a recent survey.

1.9bn to help combat cyber breaches at hospitals
Bangkok Post ~ Staff writer ~ 10/09/2020

The Public Health Ministry is planning to spend 1.9 billion baht to install a safeguard system at state-run hospitals nationwide following a ransomware attack at the Saraburi Hospital.

Singapore to expand use of TraceTogether
South China Morning Post ~ Kok Xinghui and Dewey Sim ~ 09/09/2020

The TraceTogether programme, which tracks who users interact with, will be piloted at events such as exhibitions and conferences.

Gould reveals lessons learned during development of contact-tracing app
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 09/09/2020

The Apple and Google model was more accurate, logging 99% of Android devices and iPhones, but had difficulty measuring the distance between users’ devices.

Judge dismisses data privacy suit against University of Chicago and Google
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 09/09/2020

The lawsuit had alleged that de-identified data from University of Chicago Medical Center patients, used for machine learning projects, was still identifiable given Google's data mining and AI capabilities.

AI beyond the buzz: 'The biggest element is the truth telling'
MobiHealthNews ~ Rosy Matheson ~ 09/09/2020

There have been endless claims that AI will transform patient care, freeing up clinicians to spend time with patients and cutting costs, but many investors are wary of grandiose promises and prefer to hear the truth instead.

Withings announces ScanWatch has received medical CE marking
MobiHealthNews ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 07/09/2020

The wearable combines medical-grade ECG and sleep breathing disturbance detection.

Medical devices sold in Great Britain to require a new UK product safety marking
MobiHealthNews ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 07/09/2020

Post-Brexit guidance published by the MHRA states the UKCA mark will be required from July 2023.

NHS seeks supplier to continue Palantir’s work on Covid-19 data store
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 04/09/2020

NHS England and Improvement are seeking a supplier to provide a platform to continue the work of the NHS Covid-19 data store, which is currently run by Palantir.

More than 60% of Abu Dhabi hospitals now digitally connected
Healthcare IT News ~ Ahmed El Sherif ~ 04/09/2020

Translating into “My File”, Malaffi – which is the country’s first HIE platform – became operational at the end of July 2019, following a contract between Abu Dhabi Health Data Services (ADHDS) and New Zealand technology solutions supplier Orion Health.

How St. Joseph’s Health reduced fields, time and clicks in Cerner EHR
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 04/09/2020

Nurses and a vendor team band together during the patient surge of the pandemic to reduce time spent with the essential clinical dataset and increase time for patients.

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