International health IT week in review: December 12

10 years of FHIR, criteria-led discharge pathways, hospital builds its own EMR, patients wary of privacy in virtual health, doctors wary of wearables, telehealth access for America campaign, medical device security

HL7 celebrates 10 years of FHIR health IT data standard
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 09/12/2021

As the health IT data standard matures, HL7 officials said that the organization plans to put out FHIR Release 5 in 2022.

Leeds first to embed criteria led discharge pathway into EPR
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 07/12/2021

Ahead of discharge, the multidisciplinary team at Leeds must verify that the criteria has been met satisfactorily. Once it has been confirmed, the patient can be discharged without the need for a final review by on-call medical teams.

American Hospital Association, Johns Hopkins and others launch pro-telehealth campaign
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 07/12/2021

Telehealth Access for America is aimed at educating the public about the benefits of expanding access to virtual care services.

Why one hospital decided to build its own EHR
MedCity News ~ Kevin Winter ~ 06/12/2021

A New Jersey bucked the norm of buying the off-the-shelf EHR software from the large electronic health records vendors like Epic and Cerner and built something more aligned with what was needed.

Kaspersky survey raises concerns about patient trust in telehealth
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 06/12/2021

A report released by the cybersecurity company found that fears around data privacy and security contributed to patients' refusal to participate in virtual care.

Providers still skeptical about wearable accuracy, integration abilities
FierceHealthcare ~ Rebecca Torrance ~ 06/12/2021

While consumers increasingly rely on wearables like smartwatches to monitor their health, many physicians still aren’t sold on the commercial devices.

Medical device security can’t be solved in healthcare: What’s ‘acceptable risk?’
SC Magazine ~ Jessica Davis ~ 09/12/2021

Every single healthcare organization faces longstanding challenges with securing the medical device ecosystem, which will persist into the indefinite future. How then can CISOs determine “acceptable risk”?

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