International health IT week in review: July 4

How FHIR underpins Apple Health Records, Google API for Android digital passport, US VA to keep Cerner, big digital task for UK’s new health minister, demand for telehealth going south, Wales joins NHS digital pass

Excited to share Apple Health Records with a doctor? Thank data interoperability standards like SMART and FHIR
FierceHealthcare ~ Dave Muoio ~ 30/06/2021

Apple said the sharing feature’s fall launch will be supported by six EHR vendors: Cerner, DrChrono, Athenahealth, Allscripts, CPSI and Meditech Expanse.

Google updates Passes API to store COVID vaccination and testing information on Android devices
TechCrunch ~ Sarah Perez ~ 02/07/2021

Google is making it possible to store digital versions of either COVID-19 test results or vaccination cards on users’ Android devices.

VA will stick with Cerner for EHR modernization
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 01/07/2021

Following a three-month review of the program, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said this week that the department would stay the course with the Millennium-based platform, despite scheduling setbacks.

Cerner's interoperability chief on pandemic lessons learned and a new product offering
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 30/06/2021

The company's VP of interoperability discusses the challenges of the past year-and-a-half, and describes the newest addition to the Cerner Unite suite.

Sajid Javid faces ‘huge task’ on digital and data in NHS
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 28/06/2021

Sajid Javid faces a “huge task” in his new role as health secretary with a number of major data and technology programmes to oversee in the NHS.

Telehealth boom expected to flatten, according to new report
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 27/06/2021

A new report by Trilliant Health shows that demand for telehealth services is expected to decrease or remain flat across the U.S.

Online Covid-19 passports go live in Wales
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 25/06/2021

Access to an NHS Covid pass requires an NHS login to ensure secure access through the NHS website.

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