International health IT week in review: April 11 – Pulse+IT

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Written by Kate McDonald on .

Linked EHR data for Covid research, DXC completes sale to Dedalus, IBM Watson Health fail, information blocking, Fujifilm completes Hitachi purchase, Abu Dhabi data sharing, AZ enters health IT, Great North care record, AI fights vax hesitancy, Verizon enters telehealth

Linked electronic health records for research on a nationwide cohort of more than 54 million people in England
BMJ ~ Wood, et al ~ 07/04/2021

The covid-19 pandemic has increased awareness of the importance of population-wide person level electronic health record (EHR) data from a range of sources for examining, modelling, and reporting disease trends to inform healthcare and public health policy.


DXC Technology completes sale of health business to Dedalus
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 08/04/2021

DXC Technology has completed the sale of its healthcare provider software business to the Dedalus Group.


Physios deliver virtual exercise program
RTE ~ Sinéad Hussey ~ 08/04/2021

Physiotherapists at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, are using technology to deliver the world’s first virtual home-based exercise and education programme for patients with chronic lung conditions.


The failure of IBM’s marketing-first approach to clinical AI was entirely predictable, but it didn’t have to be this way.
MedCity News ~ John Frownfelter ~ 08/04/2021

The failure of IBM’s marketing-first approach to clinical AI was entirely predictable, but it didn’t have to be this way.


New regs aim to improve patient records access, sharing
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 08/04/2021

Long-awaited federal information blocking and health IT interoperability regulations under the 21st Century Cures Act went into effect this week.


Fujifilm acquires Hitachi’s diagnostic imaging business for $1.6 billion
HealthCareBusiness News ~ John R Fischer ~ 06/04/2021

In addition to imaging modalities, the deal adds endoscopy, in vitro diagnostic systems and PACS to Fujifilm, including a new portfolio of endoscopic ultrasound PACS.


Abu Dhabi Department of Health announces 95% of hospitals sharing data with Malaffi
Healthcare IT News ~ Sara Mageit ~ 07/04/2021

Abu Dhabi’s first health information exchange platform, Malaffi has connected 95% of hospitals within the region that use electronic medical records to its system.


AstraZeneca lands first big partner for digital health platform
MedCity News ~ Elise Reuter ~ 06/04/2021

It consists of a patient-facing app and a clinician-facing dashboard, and uses algorithms to alert physicians whether a patient’s prescription or another aspect of their care needs to be adjusted.


Sunderland first city to connect health data via Great North Care Record
Digital Health News ~ Hannah Crouch ~ 06/04/2021

Since its launch last year, the Great North Care Record, which is powered by Cerner, has already enabled more than 400 GPs, five NHS trusts and the North East Ambulance Service to share records with frontline staff.


How AdventHealth is using AI to fight Covid vaccine hesitancy
MedCity News ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 06/04/2021

Using natural language processing technology, AdventHealth was able to gain more detailed insights about the demographic groups displaying hesitancy.


Verizon unveils new virtual care platform
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 06/04/2021

BlueJeans Telehealth enables one-click-access to video visits between patients and providers and maps user experience to clinical workflows.


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