International health IT week in review: November 14

India starts digitising records, Philippines heads into health IT, riskiest devices in healthcare, digital technology in resource-poor nations, China regulates online healthcare, remote blood pressure monitoring in NHS, GE to spin out healthcare division, medical device incident response playbook

Centre starts work to digitise records
Hindustan Times ~ Rhythma Kaul ~ 11/11/2021

The Union health ministry has started the registration of all government medical facilities and doctors under the Ayushman Bharat - Digital Health Mission (ABDHM), a process that involves the digitisation of their information, including health records.

House OKs bill on telemedicine, eHealth on second reading
Philippine News Agency ~ Filane Mikee Cervantes ~ 10/11/2021

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure establishing the electronic health or eHealth system in the country using information and communications technology.

How digital technology helped support Ghana’s COVID response
The Conversation ~ Michael Head, Kwabena Nuamah and Laud Boateng ~ 10/11/2021

Enhancements in digital technology, mobile phone networks, and the potential in telehealth systems could help reshape what healthcare looks like in resource-poor settings.

The riskiest healthcare devices? Health IT leaders say HVAC, imaging machines
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 10/11/2021

The riskiest devices in healthcare are building systems, such as HVAC or electrical systems, imaging machines, medication dispensing equipment, check-in kiosks, and monitoring equipment for vital signs due to ongoing vulnerabilities.

When big valuations rest on a government’s whim
Healthcare Business International ~ Rachel Lewis ~ 11/11/2021

Midway through October Ping An Good Doctor had a market cap of US$6.8bn. That is until the Chinese government released a 2,000 word circular on the ‘regulation’ of online doctors and shares tumbled 40%.

NHSX delivers remote blood pressure monitoring devices to patients
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 11/11/2021

NHSX is to offer devices to thousands of patients which will allow them to monitor their blood pressure at home and send readings to their GP via phone, email or digital platforms.

GE plans to spin out healthcare business in 2023
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 11/11/2021

General Electric plans to spin out its healthcare business into a publicly traded entity in 2023. It's part of a broader restructuring as the company looks to turn around its business.

Motivated by WannaCry attack, group unveils medical device incident response playbook
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 08/11/2021

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) IoT Working Group today released a new medical device incident response playbook designed to support healthcare delivery organizations mitigate a range of risks posed by malware and other cybersecurity threats.

Justice Department charges two in international ransomware crackdown
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 08/11/2021

REvil ransomware has been triggering alarms for healthcare cybersecurity experts, even after the group appeared to vanish earlier this year.

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