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TTA’s Midsummer Week 1 roundup: care tech review resonates, CVS-Aetna’s next round in court, NHS Asks Alexa, and DHACA’s regulation presentation

...Malaysia to spend over $360M for EHRs over the next five years (Only a few markets left for EHRs in Asia) EHR system-generated emails/inbasket messages contributing to burnout in 36% of doctors: study (And EHRs were going to fix 21st Century Medicine) The GreatCall Lively Mobile Plus Federal District Court lawsuit–and TTA (A few thoughts about Doing Right and The Right Approach–and we note that Scott Barnes has withdrawn himself from the class action lawsuit) The first formal week of summer brings good news for several companies from startups to ‘teenagers’, Best Buy, and vets at suicide risk–and not good... Continue Reading

Come and listen to Julian Hitchcock talking regulation next Wednesday 17th July!

Julian Hitchcock, ably assisted by Zac Fargher, has kindly agreed to spend an evening updating people on the regulation of medical and in vitro devices at a joint DHACA/Heath Technology Forum London meeting on Wednesday 17th July. This comes at a time of huge uncertainty so Julian and Zac’s advice will be especially important for members: in addition to Brexit, the Notified Body capacity crisis is imperiling the implementation dates of both the MDR in 2020, and the IVDR after that. Anyone following this editor’s recommendations will already be aware of Julian’s presentational clarity and depth, and his very humourous... Continue Reading

TTA’s Independence Week Special redux: whither CVS-Aetna’s future, EHRs in the news for doctor burnout and in Malaysia, GreatCall’s mobile PERS lawsuit

  A sanguine look at CVS-Aetna’s possible merger denial indicates it may not be all bad. EHRs in the news as another cause of doctor burnout, and Malaysia’s $360M implementation plan. GreatCall’s lawsuit on its mobile PERS–and how not to approach an Editor on said subject. A measured look at the uncertainty around the CVS-Aetna merger (A numbers-backed perspective that says an un-merger may not be all bad) Malaysia to spend over $360M for EHRs over the next five years (Only a few markets left for EHRs in Asia) EHR system-generated emails/inbasket messages contributing to burnout in 36% of doctors:... Continue Reading

Malaysia to spend over $360M for EHRs over the next five years

Obviously no burnout fear here! The Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad announced in Parliament in Kuala Lumpur that the government will spend RM1.5 billion ($362.3M or £287.7M) on implementing EHR systems in all government hospitals and clinics over the next five years. The open tender will be announced this year and may be awarded to more than one system in different phases. Malaysia currently has some information systems at work in its health systems. According to the article in The Edge Markets, out of 145 government hospitals, 35, or 25 percent, have Hospital Information Systems (HIS) such... Continue Reading

EHR system-generated emails/inbasket messages contributing to burnout in 36% of doctors: study

...243 weekly in-basket messages received per physician, on average, were algorithmically generated out of their Epic EHR. This far exceeded emails from colleagues (53), from themselves (31, e.g. reports), and patients (30). Other findings from the study: 36 percent of the physicians reported burnout symptoms 29 percent intended to reduce their clinical work time in the upcoming year 45 percent with burnout symptoms received greater-than-average numbers of weekly EHR-generated in-basket messages Receiving more than the average number of system-generated in-basket messages was associated with 40 percent higher probability of burnout and 38 percent higher probability of intending to reduce clinical... Continue Reading

Digital health: why is it a luxury good in a world crying for health as a commodity?

...fraud. We’ve seen the rise/fall/rise of sensors, wearables, and remote monitoring, giants like Google and Microsoft out and back in, the establishment of EHRs, acceptance by government and private payers, quite a bit of integration, and more. All one has to look is at the investment trends breaking all records, with funding rounds of over $10 million raising barely a notice–enough to raise fears of a bubble. Then there’s another rising tide–that of cyberattack, ransomware, insider and outsider hacking. Is it this year? It may not be. Despite the sunshine, interoperability holds it all back. Those giant EHRs–Cerner, Epic, Athenahealth,... Continue Reading

Tyto Care telehealth integrates with Epic EHR MyChart patient app

Tyto Care announced today the addition of their remote diagnostic device and app to Epic’s app marketplace, AppOrchard. The addition enables health organizations to adopt the Tyto Care app and offer TytoHome service to their care providers and patients. The data is integrated into Epic’s MyChart patient portal, delivering patient exam data to Epic EHRs used by providers. The remote visit can work two ways. Launched from within MyChart, the patient can initiate a live or scheduled telehealth visit From Epic’s HyperSpace desktop app, a care provider can remotely join a telehealth visit with the patient. During the visit, the... Continue Reading

Next DHACA Day 9th July, London – seeking new members (psst–it’s free)

...Neil Coulson, Partner, Baker Botts, on IP protection and the GDPR, Rob Berry, Commercial Director, UCL Partners on how the AHSNs can help SMEs and much more. Neil McGuire, Clinical Director of Devices, MHRA, has also been invited to update attendees on MDR implementation – a most important topic. DHACA is keen to get members’ views on how they’d like it to be organised and governed in order to deliver what members want, so there will be time in the middle of the day for this too. Should be a great day! (Disclosure: this Editor is also DHACA CEO)  ... Continue Reading

Harris Healthcare acquires in-hospital workflow tech pioneer Uniphy Health

...and mobile apps at hundreds of healthcare facilities. Harris and Uniphy have worked together at several locations including Hunterdon Healthcare. Uniphy and its 24 person team will be staying in Newark and near NJIT as Uniphy Health Solutions under Harris’ clinical services unit. CEO and co-founder Adam Turinas will move to VP of the Uniphy group. According to Mr. Turinas, Uniphy fills a gap in Harris’ offerings and can fit within their clinical solutions such as EHR, patient access, patient experience, and revenue cycle management technologies. Best wishes to the team, including co-founder Stuart Hochron, MD! Mobihealthnews, MedCityNews, Uniphy release... Continue Reading

International news roundup: ATA dispatches, compete for funding in Helsinki, Spry FDA-cleared for COPD, Merck acquires ConnectMed Kenya

There’s not much news so far from the just-wrapped ATA 2019 conference in New Orleans, but POLITICO Morning eHealth highlighted a drop-by by Sen. Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, urging attendees to demonstrate to their local politicos that telemedicine is safe and effective–and be ready to answer questions about fraud or misuse. Louisiana’s Ochsner Health System is branching into retail with the O Bar, cleverly designed to look like an Apple Store to merchandise wearables and other health tech devices. For Ochsner patients, they can enroll into RPM programs and have their data directly input into their Epic EHR. American Well... Continue Reading