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.

ONC EHR contract guide
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm September 27, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released an EHR contract guide and the Health IT Playbook to assist physicians with best practices and success stories.
GE technology accelerator five.eight

GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery said the goal is go help foster a global healthcare ecosystem.

By Mike Miliard 01:07 pm September 26, 2016
Called five.eight, the accelerator seeks to fund 10 companies that can improve quality and access in the developing world.
Surescripts EHR NRLS Epic

Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton said the new service makes it easier for providers to access meaningful health data. 

By Mike Miliard 12:48 pm September 21, 2016
Epic president Carl Dvorak said that the new service could be a game changer in terms of vendor-neutral search. 
ONC Vindell Washington interoperability
By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm September 20, 2016
The newly-minted National Coordinator for Health IT offered his thoughts on interoperability, quality reporting, privacy and security, EHR certification, innovation and more.
FDA app opioid overdose

Peter Lurie, MD, associate commissioner for public health strategy and analysis at FDA

By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm September 19, 2016
With the 2016 Naloxone App Competition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on programmers, public health experts, clinicians and others to develop a mobile app that can connect overdosing users with nearby carriers of the life-saving drug.
Population health

Jay Bhatt, MD, Chief Health Officer at Illinois Health and Hospital Association, speaking at the Pop Health Forum 2016 in Chicago. 

By Mike Miliard 10:12 am September 16, 2016
Hospital CEOs and CFOs must align with Chief Data Officers, Chief Patient Experience Officers, Chief Clinical Transformation Officers and others for population health management programs to succeed. Doctors, nurses and patients are all critical as well. 
HHS health center IT

Health Resources and Services Administration Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. 

By Mike Miliard 02:49 pm September 15, 2016
Money from MACRA, the first direct investment in health center IT since the days of HITECH, will go toward value-based care, data exchange, clinical decision support, patient engagement, and more.

Britian's Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt said that each trust will partner with an international healthcare organization to learn from its IT expertise.

By Mike Miliard 11:46 am September 15, 2016
As NHS seeks to modernize, HIMSS will help leading hospitals partner with international counterparts such as Mayo and Cleveland Clinic.

Open Notes co-founder Tom Delbanco, MD

By Mike Miliard 11:33 am September 14, 2016
OpenNotes has enlisted 10 experts from across the healthcare industry to serve as founding members of the OpenNotes Advisory Board.
By Mike Miliard 11:34 am September 12, 2016
Texas Health Resources has gone live with a health information exchange connecting the regions of North, South and West Texas, joining 32 other healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State.

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