International health IT week in review: July 25

Google Cloud and AWS health data offerings, doctors want EMR interoperability, dodgy NHS Covid Passes, app to verify NHS Covid Passes, more on US DVA EHR modernisation, Elekta software hack, VC funding for digital health hits $15 billion, RLDatix buys Allocate Software

Google Cloud goes head-to-head with AWS with tool to standardize health data
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 22/07/2021

Both cloud competitors are offering solutions that use FHIR to pull together and standardize health data from disparate sources.

Google Cloud study finds overwhelming physician support for interoperability efforts
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 20/07/2021

More than 9 in 10 physicians say the ability to efficiently incorporate patient data into care plans is critical to care coordination (91%), and the use of inefficient electronic health records systems (which require excessive scrolling, pop-ups, manual data entry, etc.) has had a negative impact on their ability to deliver quality care (92%).

NHS Covid Passes can be easily obtained without ever taking a test
iNews ~ Nick Duffy and Poppy Wood ~ 18/07/2021

If a user states that their test was negative, they receive a QR code on the NHS App, valid for 48 hours, which can then be scanned by venues.

Government launches Covid Pass Verifier app for businesses
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 19/07/2021

An app has been launched by the government to provide a fast and secure way for people to demonstrate their Covid pass is valid and give staff confidence in the legitimacy of what is being presented to them.

VA now 'reimagining' approach to Cerner EHR modernization
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 19/07/2021

A strategic review of the initiative has so far found problems with patient safety, productivity, cost, schedule and performance. "Frankly, I for one am fed up," said one senator.

Intermountain Healthcare patient data breached in 'security incident'
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 19/07/2021

The Utah-based health system was the latest to feel the effects of the cyberattack on cancer software vendor Elekta.

Digital health dollars hit $15B high driven by telehealth investment in 2021
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 19/07/2021

Global venture capital funding for digital health companies hit a $15 billion high in the first half of 2021, driven in large part by telehealth investment.

RLDatix acquire Allocate Software to widen healthcare presence
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 19/07/2021

The procurement will see RLDatix – which provides governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions for healthcare – combine its patient safety, risk, compliance and provider management capabilities with Allocate’s workforce management solutions.

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS for Health
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 16/07/2021

The announcement came alongside the news that Amazon HealthLake, the company's HIPAA-eligible data management service, is now available in select regions.

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