Roundup: Study finds interoperable EHRs not yet a reality in EU, all Abu Dhabi-based hospitals now connected to HIE platform


2021-10-15 21:30:12 Healthcare IT News


Study finds interoperable EHRs not yet a reality in the EU  A report on the development of Interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) in EU Member States (as well as Norway and the UK), has been published by the European Commission. The MonitorEHR study consisted of a literature review on factors influencing EHR interoperability and survey design and an online survey of 29 countries and data analysis. It found that while most countries have established health record systems, cross-sectoral interoperable EHRs are not yet a reality in most of the study countries. However legal frameworks and institutional settings were found to be advanced, with only a few countries lacking key institutional drivers such as an eHealth authority or other bodies. Report concludes remote mental health consultations ‘not right for all patients’ A Health Innovation Network report into remote mental health consultations concluded they are “not the right solution for all patients.” The study of 6,030 NHS patients in London, found remote consultations during the pandemic led to “improved access, reduced missed appointments, and reduced travel stress.” However, challenges included access to technology, broadband connectivity, and patients or clinicians being unable to find a private space. Natasha Curran, Health Innovation Network medical director, said: “This comprehensive report points to the benefits of a hybrid system, the importance of patient choice, where some consultations can be carried out remotely and others face-to-face, that could support vital ongoing mental health treatment both during COVID-19 and beyond. All of Abu Dhabi-based hospitals connected to HIE platform Abu Dhabi’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, Malaffi, has announced that all public and private hospitals in the Emirate are now connected to the platform. In total 59 hospitals, 1,100 clinics and medical centres and 380 pharmacies are now connected to Malaffi, which is a strategic initiative of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health (DOH). Dr Hamed Ali Al-Hashemi, advisor to the chairman of DOH, said: “Malaffi is one of the most prominent and innovative programs launched by Abu Dhabi to advance the healthcare sector as it continues to adopt digital technology and achieve the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness regarding the sector.” CGI and GE Healthcare collaborate to enable rapid adoption of digital health CGI and GE Healthcare are partnering to help health and care providers in the UK accelerate their digital transformation. They will initially focus on the rapid adoption of digital healthcare through imaging networks and digital cities. GE Healthcare will contribute solutions, data and artificial intelligence capabilities and expertise, while CGI will provide consulting services, act as a systems integrator and provide infrastructure and support. David Labajo, VP healthcare digital at GE Healthcare, said: “We will work closely with CGI to develop the best solutions for the sector, ensuring that we deliver future-proof services that are robust, effective and have a real-world impact on patient care.” Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells goes live with new EPR Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust recently went live with Allscripts, making them the second of four acute trusts in the Kent region to go live with its Sunrise electronic patient record (EPR). The trust has deployed the EPR across emergency departments at both its hospitals, as well as paediatric inpatient services, gastroenterology, and neurology outpatients, and for ordering tests and making referrals trust-wide. Jane Saunders, EPR director at the trust, said: “The new system has provided functionality that enables our teams to seamlessly share patient data, supporting the further development of a shared care record for Kent.”
研究发现可互操作的EHRs在欧盟尚未成为现实 欧盟委员会发表了一份关于在欧盟成员国(以及挪威和英国)开发可互操作电子健康记录的报告。 MonitorEHR研究包括关于影响EHR互操作性因素的文献综述和调查设计,以及对29个国家的在线调查和数据分析。 它发现,虽然大多数国家都建立了健康记录系统,但在大多数研究国家,跨部门可互操作的EHRs尚未成为现实。然而,法律框架和体制环境被认为是先进的,只有少数国家缺乏关键的体制驱动因素,如电子健康管理局或其他机构。 报告得出结论,远程精神健康咨询“不适合所有患者” 健康创新网络对远程精神健康咨询的一份报告得出结论,它们“不是所有患者的正确解决方案”。 这项对伦敦6030名国民保健服务患者的研究发现,疫情期间的远程咨询导致了“改善了准入,减少了错过预约,减轻了旅行压力。” 然而,挑战包括获得技术、宽带连接以及患者或临床医生无法找到私人空间。 健康创新网络医疗主任娜塔莎·柯伦(Natasha Curran)表示:“这份全面的报告指出了混合系统的好处,以及患者选择的重要性,在这种情况下,一些咨询可以远程进行,另一些可以面对面进行,这可以支持新冠肺炎期间及以后至关重要的持续精神健康治疗。 所有阿布扎比医院都连接到HIE平台 阿布扎比的第一个健康信息交换(HIE)平台马拉菲宣布,该酋长国的所有公立和私立医院现在都连接到了该平台。目前共有59家医院、1100家诊所和医疗中心以及380家药店与马拉菲相连,这是阿布扎比卫生部(DOH)的一项战略举措。 卫生部主席顾问哈米德·阿里·哈希米博士说:“马拉菲是阿布扎比推出的最突出和最创新的项目之一,旨在推进医疗保健行业,因为它继续采用数字技术,并在该行业实现最高水平的效率和效力。” CGI与GE Healthcare合作,实现数字健康的快速应用 CGI和GE Healthcare正在合作,帮助英国的医疗和保健提供商加快数字化转型。 他们最初将专注于通过成像网络和数字城市快速采用数字医疗保健。GE Healthcare将提供解决方案、数据和人工智能能力和专业知识,而CGI将提供咨询服务,充当系统集成商,并提供基础设施和支持。 通用电气医疗保健公司医疗保健数字副总裁大卫·拉巴霍(David Labajo)表示:“我们将与CGI密切合作,为该行业开发最佳解决方案,确保我们提供可靠、有效的未来服务,并对患者护理产生现实世界的影响。” 迈德斯通和通布里奇威尔斯推出新的EPR 迈德斯通和通布里奇·威尔斯国民保健服务信托基金最近推出了Allscripts,使它们成为肯特郡四个推出日出电子病人记录(EPR)的急性信托基金中的第二个。 该信托机构已经在其两家医院的急诊科以及儿科住院服务、胃肠病学和神经病学门诊病人中部署了EPR,并在全信托机构范围内订购测试和转诊。 该信托机构的EPR主任简·桑德斯(Jane Saunders)表示:“新系统提供了功能,使我们的团队能够无缝共享患者数据,支持肯特郡共享护理记录的进一步开发。”