Mike Miliard

Mike Miliard is Editor of Healthcare IT News. Mike covers topics such as health information exchange, privacy and security, analytics, ICD-10 and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeMiliardHITN.

healthcare clarity Washington now
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm March 24, 2017
The more confusing or contradictory statements from federal officials, the more back-room deals lawmakers strike trying to gain consensus for bills like the American Health Care Act, the harder it is to know what’s really happening. 
HL FHIR release 3
By Mike Miliard 03:08 pm March 22, 2017
Release 3 of the interoperability standard touts more utility for decision support and quality measures, and better functionality for clinical workflows.
Epic Nuance AI EHR

Epic President Carl Dvorak 

By Mike Miliard 11:07 am March 22, 2017
By bringing deep learning and natural language processing capabilities to the electronic health record, Nuance's computer-assisted physician documentation technology can help with quality improvement for value-based reimbursement, officials say.
Medsphere EHR cloud
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am March 21, 2017
With a new acute-care deployment, in addition to cloud-based migration of its ChartLogic outpatient EHR, practice management and patient portal technology, "the future of healthcare IT is in cloud-based applications," says Medsphere's CEO.
FHIR interoperability coexist HL7

Russell Leftwich

By Mike Miliard 07:36 am March 17, 2017
Russell Leftwich, MD, senior clinical advisor of interoperability at InterSystems and member of the HL7 board of directors, says IT professionals need to have a strategy for integrating the spec with existing standards into a hybrid model.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm March 14, 2017
A new report from ECRI Institute says suboptimal EHR management and CDS implementation pose safety risks to patients. It also raises concerns about patient identification and clinical process improvement activities.
Google DeepMind blockchain health
By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm March 10, 2017
DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, is developing a new technology similar to blockchain for secure tracking of patient health data.
HIE ED readmission

HealthlinkNY CEO Christina Galanis expects further clinical and operational ROI from the HIE as patient data sets get more robust and more physicians gain experience using the exchange.

By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm March 08, 2017
Hospitals in New York are finding big quality and efficiency gains thanks to the ability to access patient EHR data via a regional health information exchange.
AHA American Health Care Act

American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack said the organizaton cannot support the Republicans American Health Care Act as it exists right now. 

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am March 08, 2017
Two major hospital groups, concerned about the financial impact that would be imposed on them under House Republicans' proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, have said they can't support the bill in its current form.

The deal will expand HealthcareSource's staffing footprint to some 3,300 clients – including more than half of U.S. hospitals, officials say.

By Mike Miliard 12:58 pm March 07, 2017
The deal will expand HealthcareSource's staffing footprint to some 3,300 clients, including more than half of U.S. hospitals, officials say.

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