International health IT week in review: September 26
India’s digital health mission, Irish views on health data security, US patient coalition for digital health, AI for prostate cancer, electronic health information defined, privacy fears over NHS App, Sequoia Project’s common elements, negative feedback spurs EMR improvements, Apple live with health data sharing, $US1 billion for remote monitoring for veterans
PM Modi to roll out National Digital Health Mission on Sep 27
Hindustan Times ~ Rhythma Kaul ~ 24/09/2021
The mission essentially consists of four main building blocks -- unique digital health id, health care professionals registry, health facility registry and electronic health records.
Only 3pc of Ireland was worried about healthcare data security before HSE breach
Silicon Republic ~ Jack Kennedy ~ 23/09/2021
As much as 97pc of people feel it is important for healthcare professionals to have proper access to patient information during treatment and 86pc think that all healthcare professionals involved in their treatment should have access to an electronic health record.
Patient coalition for digital tech in health is launched
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 23/09/2021
The Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health is the first of its kind to champion the patient perspective by bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders.
Memorial Sloan Kettering spinout gets first FDA clearance for AI to detect prostate cancer
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 24/09/2021
Paige received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for a clinical decision support tool to flag potential prostate cancer cases for pathologists to review.
AHIMA, AMIA, EHRA call for consensus on electronic health information
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 23/09/2021
Three major healthcare informatics organizations this week published a new study designed to help guide the conversation around how electronic health information should be managed and put to use by healthcare providers and technology developers.
NHS App ‘storing facial recognition data with private tech company’
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 22/09/2021
The company’s technology is used to ensure people are genuinely present when using NHS login to access the NHS App, done through a series of lights shined onto a user’s face.
Google, Microsoft execs: AI should be designed to support, not replace, clinicians
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 22/09/2021
As Google and Microsoft compete over their cloud capabilities for healthcare, both companies are touting tools to make clinicians’ lives easier by streamlining documentation or making records searchable.
Sequoia Project publishes new elements for Common Agreement
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 21/09/2021
As ONC's recognized coordinating entity for TEFCA, the interoperability group is seeking stakeholder response on the data elements as it develops new exchange guidelines.
How public quality reporting spurs EHR optimization, improvements
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 21/09/2021
Negative feedback from a public quality reporting program for clinical decision support motivated hospital EHR optimization and safety improvements.
Apple's health data sharing feature now live
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 21/09/2021
Apple will directly integrate with six electronic health record vendors to start: Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, DrChrono and Meditech Expanse.
VA offers $1B telehealth contract opportunity
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 17/09/2021
The contract is aimed at procuring remote patient monitoring and telemedicine devices, to be distributed to VA facilities or to veterans.
NHS app storing facial verification data via contract with firm linked to Tory donors
The Guardian ~ Rob Davies ~ 15/09/2021
The NHS app is collecting and storing facial verification data from citizens in England in a process which has fuelled concerns about transparency and accountability.
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