International health IT week in review: November 7

Trust in EMR data, Philips’ Tasy vulnerability, France’s fourth COVID pass, Egypt’s COVID app, NHS Covid Pass accepted by EU, new CIO for US VA as Cerner EMR modernisation program under scrutiny, saving time with Microsoft Teams, English standard for medicine message content, lack of uniform standard for telehealth

80% of IT hospital execs don't fully trust their hospital's EHR data
Becker's Hospital Review ~ Hannah Mitchell ~ 28/10/2021

Hospital executives said they lack fully reliable and interoperable data despite their potential in driving decision-making, according to a Sage Growth Partners report.

Philips discloses TASY EMR vulnerabilities pose risk to patient data
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 04/11/2021

Philips released an advisory urging healthcare providers to remediate two security vulnerabilities in its TASY Electronic Medical Record HTML5 system, versions 3.06.1803 and prior.

France introduces (another) new Covid health pass system for non-EU visitors
The Local ~ Staff writer ~ 04/11/2021

Since the introduction of the health passport in France, visitors who were vaccinated outside the EU have needed to convert their vaccine certificates to a format that is compatible with the French system.

Health Ministry activates app to serve as e-health passport for coronavirus vaccine at airports
Egypt Independent ~ Al-Masry Al-Youm ~ 03/11/2021

The Ministry of Health implemented a mobile phone app named Egypt Health Passport for Android and iPhone, to serve as an e-health passport at airports to substitute paper certificates providing coronavirus vaccination.

NHS Covid Pass accepted as EU Digital Covid Certificate equivalent
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 04/11/2021

The NHS Covid Pass has been accepted as an equivalent to the European Union Digital Covid Certificate in a bid to make international travel easier for UK citizens.

Biden nominates new CIO for VA, could help lead EHR modernization
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 04/11/2021

Former Microsoft exec Kurt DelBene, who helped right the course for eight years ago, could be tasked with enabling a bigger turnaround job at Veterans Affairs.

Congress voices VA EHR implementation patient safety concerns
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 03/11/2021

Only 16 percent of employees at the VA’s EHR implementation pilot site are confident in using the system, highlighting patient safety concerns.

NHS saves more than 2 million hours using Microsoft Teams
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 02/11/2021

In the first six months, the communications platform was used across the health service as it replaced 14.5m phone calls and hosted more than 32m virtual meetings.

New standard to improve medicines information sharing set to launch
Digital Health News ~ Andrea Downey ~ 03/11/2021

The tool standardises medicine message content to enable transfer of prescription information across health and care settings in England.

How can healthcare securely employ telehealth without a uniform standard?
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 28/10/2021

The lack of a standard leaves security to the app developers and API implementers, with mixed results.

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