International health IT week in review: May 2

State of play for vaccine passports and passes, UK to use NHS app, vax status synced with flight details, telehealth firm valued at $2b, FHIR endpoints for interoperability, US Dept of Defense’s massive Cerner roll-out, telecoms hopping on telehealth bandwagon

A look at Covid-19 vaccine ‘passports,’ passes and apps around the globe
New York Times ~ Heather Murphy ~ 26/04/2021

A variety of digital and old-fashioned approaches are being used to confirm vaccination for entry to public places. But the world is still far from a universal standard of proof for crossing borders.

Digital health start-up Kry triples valuation to $2 billion in new funding round
CNBC ~ Ryan Browne ~ 27/04/2021

The company operates under the name Kry in Sweden, Norway and Germany and as a separate brand called Livi in the U.K. and France.

New CAQH directory lists FHIR endpoints, 3rd party apps to help with CMS interoperability rule compliance
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 27/04/2021

Built with help from Edifecs, the CAQH Endpoint Directory can help enable more widespread data sharing among app developers, payers and state Medicaid agencies as the new regs come online.

NHS App to be used as Covid-19 passport, transport secretary confirms
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 28/04/2021

Grant Shapps confirmed the app will be used as proof Brits have had their Covid-19 vaccination, or tested negative for the virus, before going on holiday.

Going paperless: Emirates begins digital verification of COVID-19 medical records
MobiHealthNews ~ Ahmed El Sherif ~ 28/04/2021

Rather than producing a paper copy of their PCR test at check-in, UAE-based passengers will now have their results and vaccination history – provided they were vaccinated at a DHA clinic – synchronised electronically with their flight details.

Department of Defense expands Cerner EHR implementation to 10,000 more providers
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 28/04/2021

MHS Genesis was developed by the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, comprising Cerner Corporation, Accenture, Leidos and Henry Schein One, along with about 30 supporting businesses.

Wireless carriers wade into telehealth
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 27/04/2021

Mobile carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile are dipping their toe into telehealth through partnerships and acquisitions. Earlier this month, Verizon rolled out a telehealth platform based on video conferencing software BlueJeans.

Telehealth's awkward waiting room problem, and how one company aims to solve it
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 23/04/2021

Mend's enhanced virtual waiting room attempts to give patients a reason to stay on the right page while aiming to help subsidize the cost of telehealth for providers.

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