OpenNotes, South Africa’s plans for centralised data, Epic on Google Cloud, Canada’s data exchange problems, NHS England and budget dramas, FDA guidance on medical device cybersecurity, Amazon’s virtual medical clinic, reducing note length on EMRs, has digital health venture funding failed?
The Harvard Gazette ~ Alvin Powell ~ 15/11/2022
Tom Delbanco, the John F. Keane and Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a pioneer in the “open notes” movement, having supported greater access to medical records since the 1970s, when a frank conversation with a patient led to a turnaround in care.
Biz News ~ Nadya Swart ~ 11/11/2022
A centralised digital health patient information system will be the backbone of South Africa’s universal healthcare within four to five years.
EHR Intelligence ~ Sarai Rodriguez ~ 17/11/2022
Health IT giant Epic Systems and Google Cloud have signed a deal allowing organizations utilizing Epic Systems to run their EHR workloads on Google Cloud, which aims to accelerate healthcare digital transformation.
CBC ~ Yvette Brend ~ 17/11/2022
Greg Price died of complications after testicular cancer surgery, but a review of his case found missed faxes, follow-ups and botched data-sharing ultimately cost the vibrant 31-year-old Alberta man his life.
Digital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 16/11/2022
NHS England’s levelling up initiative, which divided NHS hospital trusts into five levels of maturity, was intended to boot-strap the least digitally mature trusts by targeting national investments that would then have to be matched with local funding.
Digital Health News ~ Jordan Sollof ~ 16/11/2022
In his first speech since returning to the role of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay has revealed that there are some big updates coming soon to the NHS App, including the ability to book a Covid jab.
Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 15/11/2022
The website also runs a free syndication programme, allowing content from the NHS website to be accessed directly through other external websites, apps and internet-connected devices.
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 15/11/2022
Federal officials released updated guidance for preparing and responding to medical device cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware, as cyberattacks against the healthcare sector continue to surge.
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 15/11/2022
Amazon has rolled out a new virtual medical clinic that aims to treat common conditions like allergies, hair loss and skin conditions.
EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 14/11/2022
Researchers found that decreased time spent on EHR notes is primarily a function of manual text reduction and team-based clinical documentation practices.
Healthcare IT News ~ Andrea Fox ~ 14/11/2022
More than $100 billion of venture funding has been invested in digital health companies since 2010, but that investment has not addressed healthcare’s greatest needs, according to the AMA report.