International health IT week in review: August 22

Public health and venture capital, digital health training needs, Cerner’s new CEO, Israel’s digital health boom, IT skills shortages in healthcare, BlueJeans Telehealth integrates with Apple Health, virtual primary care certificate, app-only PHRs and senior citizens

What happens when nonprofit hospitals experiment as venture capitalists
Washington Post ~ Jordan Rau ~ 17/08/2021

A digital tool promised to help patients manage their diabetes. Then the hospital behind it pulled the plug.

Support health workers with digital health training
Open Access Government ~ Liz Ashall-Payne ~ 17/08/2021

Two years ago, a colleague of mine watched the matron of a busy hospital ward in London switch on her computer. It took ten minutes for the machine to whirr into life.

Cerner names Dr. David Feinberg president and CEO
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 19/08/2021

Cerner announced the appointment of Dr. David Feinberg as the third chief executive officer in the company's 42-year history.

Digital health investments in Israel soar during pandemic
Israel21c ~ Brian Blum ~ 19/08/2021

Israeli digital health companies raised $1 billion in the first half of 2021, topping the amount invested in all of 2020.

Study flags IT skills shortage in healthcare sector
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 18/08/2021

Almost 20% of survey respondents noted lack of capacity as a factor preventing them from adopting health technologies, specifically the need to hire tech support, the amount of effort to implement this technology, and the need to train staff.

Verizon's BlueJeans Telehealth integrates with Apple Health
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 17/08/2021

The update allows users to share data such as heart rate, sleep and falls with their provider during their telemedicine appointment.

American Board of Telehealth launches certificate for virtual primary care
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 17/08/2021

The online program will cover a range of topics and best practices, including workflow, regulatory considerations and health equity.

Some B.C. residents feel left behind with app-only access to personal health records
Global News ~ Anne Drewa ~ 14/08/2021

Health Gateway is a single place for residents to access their records, COVID-19 test results, and immunization records. However, to access it, you must download the BC Service Card mobile app.

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