International health IT week in review: October 17

Digital health in China, Italy’s COVID health pass mandate, AI for TB in Africa, OCHRE for mobile apps, tech and GP burnout, tech and practice staff burnout, Cerner on EMR usability, open source collective for digital health, FIN12 ransomware targeting healthcare

China’s data-driven dream to overhaul health care
Nature ~ Sarah O’Meara ~ 06/10/2021

Collaborations between AI researchers and China’s medical workers are helping to combat diseases such as diabetes and COVID-19.

‘COVID health pass’ required for Italian workers starting next week
Voice of America ~ Jamie Dettmer ~ 08/10/2021

Starting next week, all public and private workers in Italy will be required to have a digital COVID-19 health certificate or face being sent home on unpaid leave and fined up to $1,730.

Landmark moment: AI beats humans in reading X-rays for TB
Daily Maverick ~ Tiyese Jeranji and Marcus Low ~ 14/10/2021

Spotlight spoke to a variety of experts about the landmark study behind this proclamation and asked what AI-aided X-ray interpretation may mean for countries like South Africa with high TB burdens.

The challenges of evaluating digital health
MobiHealthNews ~ Tim Andrews ~ 13/10/2021

Digital health technologies are connected as a group through their primary delivery model – digital – yet technologies vary widely in complexity, application and associated risk.

GP burnout – is tech to blame for mounting workloads?
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 14/10/2021

Many have raised concerns about technology adding to workloads, while for others technology improves patient access.

Majority of burned-out clinical support staff point to patient communications as the culprit
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 14/10/2021

About half say the COVID-19 pandemic – including vaccine appointment coordination and making the shift to telehealth – has made matters worse.

Cerner CEO: EHR usability key for digital health transformation
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 13/10/2021

He emphasized that EHR usability is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of “the true promise of the digital age.”

Made Well open source collective launched for digital health solutions
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 11/10/2021

A new open-source collective has been launched to enable the reuse and co-funding of digital health solutions across the health and care system.

FIN12 ransomware attacks aggressively targeting healthcare
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 11/10/2021

An aggressive, financially motivated Russian-speaking threat actor group that deploys the Ryuk variant ransomware, leverages Trickbot initial access brokers, and generally skips double-extortion attempts in favor of fast and higher payout ransoms has been predominately targeting the healthcare sector.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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