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.

Steven Posnack, director of ONC's Office of Standards and Technology

By Mike Miliard 04:28 pm August 23, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has made the new draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory availabl

"Far too often individuals and the people who care for them are stymied by the onerous task of accessing their health data," said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. "CommonWell and its members are dedicated to helping break down the barriers that make it difficult for patients to access that information."

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am August 23, 2016
Cerner, athenahealth and other members of the EHR interoperability organization say members can soon self-enroll in the CommonWell network via their portals.

Xucai Chen, research associate professor of medicine, Pitt Division of Cardiology, and Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute

By Mike Miliard 04:58 pm August 22, 2016
Researchers from University of Pittsburgh and UPMC say they're encouraged by what may one day be a new tool to help battle cancer and heart disease: an ultrasound-enabled genetic therapy called sonoporation.

OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels

By Mike Miliard 09:05 pm August 21, 2016
HHS initiative to re-focus on incidents affecting fewer than 500 patients.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am August 19, 2016
Stanford clinicians shine a light on how today's products are missing out on big opportunities.
medical device value-based care
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am August 18, 2016
PwC Health Research Institute report shows makers of device and diagnostics tools are launching broader services to help healthcare providers drive value.
FHIR API precision medicine

Translational Software CEO Don Rule said the new API can be used to integrate testing into clinical workflows and overcome that barrier to the common use of pharmacogenomics. 

By Mike Miliard 09:31 am August 17, 2016
By helping spot gene-based drug interactions, Translational Software says the interface could spur more routine clinical use of genomic data.
Bon Secours breach
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am August 15, 2016
Reimbursement specialist R-C Healthcare Management, a business associate under HIPAA, left patient information accessible on the web for four days.
Karen DeSalvo ONC
By Mike Miliard 11:24 am August 12, 2016
DeSalvo made her way from New Orleans to Washington and while serving as National Coordinator, she realigned ONC and delivered visionary strategic plans for interoperability and health IT, before President Obama nominated her to a key HHS post.
VA Lockheed modernization benefits

By helping the VA modernize its health benefits program, Lockheed Martin hopes to give veterans easier access to their medical records and more personalized care, said Horace Blackman.


By Mike Miliard 10:22 am August 05, 2016
The contract was awarded as part of VA's Transformation Twenty One Total Technology program, or T4.

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