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International health IT week in review: September 17

17 September 2023
By Kate McDonald
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Ireland’s digital health strategy, healthcare CIOs and IT spend, $16b Oracle Cerner EHR, Babylon Health’s AI, aged care remote monitoring, Intermountain flips to Epic, how Meditech plans to integrate Google’s generative AI into its EHR

Digital health strategy ‘nearing completion’ as new survey shows public’s openness to sharing personal data

Irish Medical Times ~ Michael McHale ~ 14/09/2023

The Government’s new digital health strategy is ‘nearing completion’ and may be published ‘very shortly,’ the Health Minister has said.

Where healthcare CIOs are allocating their IT spend now

Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 14/09/2023

A report from Bain and KLAS sees 80% of chief information officers and other tech leaders boosting their investments in software and digital tools.

VA, Oracle Cerner expect problem-ridden EHR rollout to resume by summer 2024

FedScoop ~ Nihal Krishan ~ 13/09/2023

The VA has faced multiple delays to the $16B Oracle Cerner EHR rollout due to major patient safety risks.

Babylon Health’s CEO ‘should spend some time with Elizabeth Holmes’

Medcity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 12/09/2023

But for years prior, a U.K. oncologist and an employee who had a short tenure at Babylon harbored deep misgivings about the company’s AI technology.

Remote monitoring in care homes reduces hospital admissions finds study

Digital Health News ~ Cora Lydon ~ 11/09/2023

A first-of-its-kind independent study linking care home data to NHS records has proven that remote monitoring of care home residents can significantly reduce the number of unplanned hospital admissions, consequently saving costs for the NHS.

Intermountain announces Epic EHR implementation for interoperability

EHR Intelligence ~ Hannah Nelson ~ 11/09/2023

A Cerner contract that supports the current EHR at Intermountain’s Utah facilities will end in November. Additionally, Intermountain facilities in Idaho and Nevada are in need of replacement of legacy EHR systems.

How Meditech plans to integrate Google’s generative AI into its EHR

Medcity News ~ Katie Adams ~ 10/09/2023

Meditech has deepened its relationship with Google Cloud by exploring ways to embed Google’s generative AI into its EHR.

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