International health IT week in review: May 9

NHS booking site leaking, WHO hub for pandemics in Berlin, COVID data exposures, global EMR market in 2020, Canada’s COVID vaccine tracking systems, vaccinated workforce tracking system, command centre links Montreal hospitals

NHS Covid jab booking site leaks people’s vaccine status
The Guardian ~ Alex Hern ~ 06/05/2021

NHS Digital is revising its process for booking Covid vaccinations in England after the discovery of a “seriously shocking failure” that leaked medical data from the site.

WHO to open a global pandemic ‘intelligence’ hub in Germany
CNBC ~ Holly Ellyatt ~ 05/05/2021

The hub, due to officially open later this year, is envisaged as a way to create a large network of global data to predict, prevent, detect prepare for and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks worldwide.

Health department breaches expose troves of personal info
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 06/05/2021

In Wyoming, an employee accidentally uploaded COVID-19 test results to a public-facing website, while Pennsylvania faced trouble with a third-party contact-tracing vendor.

Global EMR purchasing remained robust during pandemic, with Epic in the lead
MedCity News ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 05/05/2021

Epic led EMR purchasing globally in 2020, a year that saw strong activity in the arena despite the pandemic.

Security incident leads Scripps Health to postpone care
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 03/05/2021

San Diego-based Scripps Health, which operates four area hospitals, has been forced to postpone some patient care – and reportedly divert some patients seeking emergency treatment – as a result of what local news outlets say is a ransomware attack.

Variety of systems deployed to track COVID vaccine data
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Dianne Daniel ~ 30/04/2021

Canada’s mass COVID-19 immunization program is centred on getting the right dose into the right arm at the right time. Those at the digital front lines of the vaccine rollout would add another critical ‘R’: the right information.

CVS assisting employers with on-site vaccine clinics through Return Ready platform
FierceHealthcare ~ Paige Minemyer ~ 01/05/2021

The tool first launched last summer to help employers track COVID cases and testing among their workforces, and it offers a dashboard to track data in real time.

Command centre in Montreal monitors an entire region
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Norm Tollinsky ~ 30/04/2021

A new Command Centre at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is likely the first facility of its kind in Canada – and possibly in North America – to gather and display data about an integrated healthcare network.

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