International health IT week in review: November 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 15: CSIRO's Ontoserver deal with NHS, Delhi e-health card, Alexa for aged care, more IT problems for England's test and trace, Tim Berners-Lee's digital health start-up, online matching of mental health patients to bed vacancies, Zoom rapped over security, has NHS learned from NpfIT?

NHS Digital signs a deal to help improve data sharing across organisations
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 09/11/2020

NHS Digital has signed a deal with DXC Technology and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, to help improve data sharing across different organisations.

Residents to get ‘e-health cards’ by 2021
The Hindu ~ Staff writer ~ 11/11/2020

The Delhi government will also issue an e-health card to the people, which will be a QR-based card to identify and track demographic and basic clinical details of every patient.

Amazon releases new Alexa features allowing families to monitor seniors living alone
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 13/11/2020

As digital monitoring tools increase aging seniors' ability to live independently in their own homes, technologies like Amazon Alexa have been highlighted by experts as a key resource due to their intuitive voice-based interface.

England test-and-trace system hit by 'huge' IT problems last month
The Guardian ~ Josh Halliday ~ 12/11/2020

The glitch occurred in Synergy, the software system used by contact tracers, run by the private firm Sitel, which is being paid £82m by the government for its work on test and trace.

Greater Manchester piloting platform which allows patients to control their medical records
MobiHealthNews ~ Tammy Lovell ~ 11/11/2020

World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s startup, Inrupt, launched the enterprise version of its secure web platform this week.

Ohio rolls out service to match patients with beds in psychiatric facilities
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 11/11/2020

The state of Ohio is aiming to speed up the process of matching patients with behavioral needs to inpatient psychiatric facilities with beds available through an online platform.

Zoom reaches settlement over encryption claims
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 11/11/2020

Video conferencing company Zoom reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the company used end-to-end encryption in its video calls, when it reportedly used a lower level of security.

Cerner to collaborate with Well Health, offer users automated messaging
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 11/11/2020

Healthcare organizations can use the new automation features to send flu shot reminders, reschedule appointments, prompt patients to set up medical transportation and more.

Epic makes Cleveland Clinic-devised COVID-19 risk model available in MyChart
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 10/11/2020

Epic customers worldwide now have access to a validated COVID-19 risk prediction model developed this year by the Cleveland Clinic.

DHSC must still learn the lessons of its failed IT programmes
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 06/11/2020

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says it is “far from convinced” the DHSC and NHS organisations have learnt from the mistakes dating back to the National Programme for IT but also much more recent.

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