International health IT week in review: June 20

World’s 250 smartest hospitals, NHS digital midwife, malware hits Humber River, CSIRO’s Ontoserver live in UK, patients want return to face to face, more EMRs sharing with Apple, ransomware operator out of business

World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021
Newsweek ~ David H Freedman ~ 16/06/2021

They lead in their use of AI, robotic surgery, digital imaging, telemedicine, smart buildings, information technology infrastructure and EHRs.


Chief nurse pledges £52m for online maternity records
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 17/06/2021

The £52million funding backs a Long Term Plan commitment to ensure everyone will have access to their maternity notes and information electronically by 2023/24.


Humber River Hospital hit by malware attack
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 16/06/2021

The Humber River Hospital – one of Canada’s most computerized hospitals – announced that it suffered a malware attack on Monday morning that led the organization to shut down all its information technology systems and to declare a Code Grey, meaning the loss of essential services.


NHS Digital launches its Terminology Server to help boost data sharing
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 15/06/2021

NHS Digital are the first organisation to go live with a solution from the national framework which was awarded in September 2020 to Dedalus and their partner CSIRO, the creators of Ontoserver.


Patients are looking to go back to brick-and-mortar post pandemic
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 15/06/2021

While half of patients have experienced a telehealth visit in the last year, the bulk say they want to get back to normal in-person visits, according to new research conducted by HIMSS.


Cerner, Meditech to support record-sharing via Apple
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 14/06/2021

Cerner, Meditech Expanse, Allscripts, athenahealth and DrChrono are all among the companies that are working with Apple to facilitate more seamless data exchange.


Avaddon ransomware operation calls it quits, releases keys
Healthcare Info Security ~ Mathew J Schwartz ~ 14/06/2021

Avaddon has been the focus of separate alerts from the FBI and the Australian Cyber Security Center warning that the operation was especially targeting manufacturers, airlines and healthcare organizations.


Apple's new health data sharing feature is part of the patient-controlled data trend
MobiHealthNews ~ Laura Lovett ~ 11/06/2021

The feature lets patients share their user-generated data with clinicians and family members. The team at Cerner says this is one step toward patients controlling their data.


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