International health IT week in review: October 3

Shady US doctor group promoting COVID misinformation and treatments exposed, India officially rolls out national digital health ID cards for 1.38 billion people, Google DeepMind facing lawsuit over NHS access, remote clinical pharmacists, telemedicine networks for remote Canada, Epic's COVID-19 vaccine credential

Network of health care providers is making millions off hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, hacked data reveals
The Intercept ~ Micah Lee ~ 29/09/2021

The data also reveals that 72,000 people paid at least $6.7 million for Covid-19 consultations promoted by America’s Frontline Doctors and vaccine conspiracist Simone Gold.

Digital health ID cards for every Indian
The Telegraph ~ Joe Wallen ~ 29/09/2021

India will, for the first time, collate the ongoing health records of citizens in one online database.

Google’s DeepMind faces suit over access to NHS patient records
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 30/09/2021

Google and its subsidiary DeepMind are facing litigation over a controversial partnership with Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust that involved 1.6 million patients’ records being shared with the tech company.

Using communications tech, Intermountain redesigns pharmacy services for pandemic era
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 30/09/2021

Remote clinical pharmacists leveraged the technology to contact physicians and other on-site caregivers to collaborate on patient rounds, consults, clinical recommendations, virtual huddles and patient education.

Telemedicine networks are significant tools supporting clinicians in remote areas
Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Dianne Daniel ~ 30/09/2021

On the heels of a nationwide acceleration of virtual care sparked by the pandemic, patients and clinicians in rural, remote and Indigenous B.C. communities are finding that accessing healthcare services or peer support can be as easy and comfortable as calling a friend.

Epic deploys Covid-19 vaccine credentialing feature
MedCity News ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 29/09/2021

Epic's Covid-19 vaccine credential, which shows up as a QR code within the MyChart patient portal, can be used to verify a person's immunization status. About 25 million people currently have access to the vaccine credential, and Epic plans to expand it to 100 million by 2022.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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