International health IT week in review: March 14

Attend Anywhere conquers NHS, India’s digital health plan, virtual care in Malaysia, IBM blockchain for Germany’s vaccine certificates, US Covid relief package and health IT, sign-up site for leftover Covid vax, smart speakers track heart rhythm, Telus Health buys Babylon Canada, guide to digital health passports

From Australia to the UK – Attend Anywhere’s 10 year journey
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 11/03/2021

Not too many people had heard of Attend Anywhere before March 2020 but since then the video consulting capability has been offered to all, and adopted by most, NHS trusts across England.

Demystifying the digital healthcare transformation in India
CXOToday ~ Srinivas Prasad ~ 05/03/2021

The Indian healthcare industry is on the cusp of a digital transformation. The end goal of this transformation, which is led by the government, is to provide universal, affordable, equitable and quality care to all citizens, leveraging digital technologies.

DoctorOnCall deal to expand Malaysia's digital healthcare
Healthcare Digital ~ Leila Hawkins ~ 11/03/2021

Malaysia's biggest digital healthcare platform is partnering with two major insurance companies to expand access to digital healthcare as COVID-19 cases rise.

IBM led consortium wins $3.2 million German Digital Health Passport contract
Ledger Insights ~ Staff writer ~ 11/03/2021

Yesterday German press reported that a consortium led by IBM, including blockchain cybersecurity firm Ubirch won the tender for digital vaccination certificates in Germany.

COVID-19 relief package includes health IT expansion
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 11/03/2021

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan allocates $500 million to support modernization initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other technology provisions.

New tool lets users sign up for leftover COVID-19 vaccines
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 10/03/2021

A new platform called Dr. B is looking to curb this issue by connecting eligible patients to providers with extra vaccine doses.

Proof-of-concept system turns smart speakers into contactless heart rhythm monitors
MobiHealthNews ~ Mallory Hackett ~ 09/03/2021

Smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Nest can be used to monitor heart rhythms without physical contact as effectively as an electrocardiogram, according to research from the University of Washington.

European ecosystem for health tech launched by Sanofi, Capgemini, Generali and Orange
MobiHealthNews ~ Sara Mageit ~ 09/03/2021

The project aims to bring together scientific and technological expertise across the region and to strengthen France's position in the health technology sector, as part of the Campus PariSanté initiative.

Glitches hinder Chicagoans' efforts to get COVID-19 vaccine via Zocdoc
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 09/03/2021

Would-be patients reported encountering glitches when they tried to book vaccine appointments via Zocdoc for the mass vaccination site at the city's United Center.

Babylon is selling its Canada operations as part of a $70 million licensing deal
Business Insider ~ Shona Ghosh ~ 08/03/2021

Babylon Health partnered with Telus’ health division, Telus Health, in 2019 to launch a free app that gives Canadian users the ability to schedule virtual appointments with doctors, as well as run any symptoms of illness through a “chatbot” symptom checker.

Your guide to digital health passports
The Points Guy ~ Victoria Walker ~ 09/03/2021

It’s important to acknowledge that “digital health passport” is a pretty loaded term and that every app or platform won’t offer the same features.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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