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International health IT week in review: February 18

18 February 2024
By Kate McDonald
Image: OpenAI

OpenAI introduces Sora text-to-video AI model, standards for interoperable faxing, NHS Federated Data Platform could include GP records, Children’s Hospital LA’s ER patient app, Ontario electronic records, guided search tool for patient-provider matching, HIPAA compliance when texting patient data, NHS England suspends £300m digital framework

OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model

The Verge ~ Emma Roth ~ 16/02/2024

The text-to-video model allows users to create photorealistic videos up to a minute long — all based on prompts they’ve written.

DirectTrust working on new faxing standard for secure interoperability

Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 12/02/2024

The nonprofit group’s Interoperable Secure Cloud Fax Consensus Body aims to add cross-platform identity assurance, standards-based metadata exchange and new federated security standards to facsimile exchange.

Health Secretary: Federated Data Platform could include GP records

Digital Health News ~ Andrea Chipman ~ 14/02/2024

GP data could be included in the future Federated Data Platform, Secretary of State for Health Victoria Atkins has said.

Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

Healthcare IT News ~ Andrea Fox ~ 14/02/2024

The artificial intelligence-powered app gives families real-time updates on wait times, labs and imaging results, and tracks progress toward discharge during pediatric emergency visits.

Federal funding for Ontario includes electronic records

Canadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 14/02/2024

The province will modernize digital infrastructure, from information reporting, to collection, to sharing.

Patient clinical needs, provider skill set misalign 57% of the time

Patient Engagement HIT ~ Sara Heath ~ 13/02/2024

Zocdoc has introduced a new Guided Search tool to address problems matching patient clinical needs to provider skill sets.

CMS clarifies rules for HIPAA compliance when texting patient data

Healthcare IT News ~ Andrea Fox ~ 12/02/2024

Texting of patient orders among members by healthcare teams is now permissible at critical access hospitals when done through a HIPAA-compliant secure platform in compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation rules, the agency says.

NHS England suspends £300m digital framework after ‘claim’ over process

Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 15/02/2024

NHS England has suspended a new £300m framework to buy digital GP services after a “claim” was issue over the process, according to HSJ.

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