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International health IT week in review: November 13

13 November 2022
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Kate McDonald

Apple adds medication tracking to iPhone, Northern Ireland PACS, post-Roe patient privacy, CommonSpirit Health ransom attack, NHS Digital tech innovation framework includes MedicalDirector, remote support for blood pressure, Salesforce launches Patient 360 for Health, public response to telehealth

Apple adds medication tracking to iPhone. How will it impact the specialty patient journey

HIT Consultant ~ Yishai Knobel ~ 04/11/2022

You wave your iPhone over a digital kiosk, instantly uploading your current medical record and insurance information.

Northern Ireland gets new digital archiving system

UK Authority ~ Mark Say ~ 11/11/2022

Named NIPACS+ (Northern Ireland Picture Archiving and Communications System+), it will cover a wide range of medical specialities for the region’s hospitals and is forecast to support approximately two million examinations per year.

Post-Roe patient privacy requires focus on health data sharing

EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 10/11/2022

Organizations could offer ‘in house’ services and revise health data sharing approaches to protect patient privacy in a post-Roe world.

Most EHRs back online at CommonSpirit Health following ransomware attack

HealthITSecurity ~ Jill McKeon ~ 10/11/2022

In its most recent update about the October ransomware attack, CommonSpirit Health assured patients that the majority of impacted providers have regained access to EHR systems.

NHS Digital announces tech innovation framework suppliers

Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 09/11/2022

The suppliers will be developing new GP clinical systems over the next 18 months and in line with the framework.

Remote support program led to improvements in blood pressure

mHealth Intelligence ~ Mark Melchionna ~ 09/11/2022

New research shows that patients with elevated blood pressure experienced health improvements following enrollment in a remote support program facilitated via web-based applications and telehealth.

Salesforce unveils Patient 360 for Health innovations to improve patient outcomes

HIT Consultant ~ Jasmine Pennic ~ 09/11/2022

Patient 360 for Health is built to put the patient at the center of everything on a single platform.

Patients now more comfortable with telehealth thanks to pandemic-driven surge in virtual care: study

FierceHealthcare ~ Annie Burky ~ 07/11/2022

The study was the last of four in a series published beginning in 2020 to mark the development of public response to telehealth during the pandemic.

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