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.

By Mike Miliard 11:14 am July 21, 2016
HHS and VA have made huge investments in infrastructure and cybersecurity. With its massive EHR modernization project the DHA is also opening its purse strings.

"The apps that these challenges will produce have the potential to spur real-world improvements for individuals and clinicians throughout the health system," said Principal Deputy National Coordinator Vindell Washington, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:07 am July 19, 2016
The Consumer Health Data Aggregator and Provider User Experience challenges focus on easing access to information for patients and clinicians, using open APIs and the FHIR interoperability standard.  

Imprivata CEO Omar Hussain

By Mike Miliard 10:12 am July 13, 2016
Imprivata, the Lexington, Massachusetts-based developer of health IT security tools, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco private equity firm. The deal is valued at approximately $544 million.
ONC blockchain
By Mike Miliard 11:31 am July 08, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is looking for ways that blockchain could be put to work in healthcare scenarios.
By Mike Miliard 11:30 am July 07, 2016
As cybersecurity threats proliferate so do the promises and proposed easy fixes from technology companies, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said. And in a market with more than 1,200 competitors, vendors don’t always live up to their claims.
cybersecurity readiness

With the stakes of a data breach so high, many argue that security pros need more autonomy and power. One thing's for sure: With CISO salaries now often exceeding $400,000, many are taking on a lot more responsibility.

By Mike Miliard 10:48 am July 06, 2016
Healthcare providers typically spend less than 6 percent of their IT budget on security, according to HIMSS Analytics data. Financial institutions, by way of comparison, invest between 12 and 15 percent on average.

Brian Yeaman, MD

By Mike Miliard 03:12 pm June 29, 2016
Coordinated Care Oklahoma, working with technology partners Cerner and Browsersoft, has connected with the U.S. Department of Defense, and it's being billed as the first time an agency using Cerner is providing electronic health records to the DoD.

Vice President Joe Biden

By Mike Miliard 11:37 am June 29, 2016
At the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington on June 29, Biden announced a long list of federal and health industry initiatives meant to harness technological and clinical advances to make significant headway in the fight against the disease.

"This consortium exists because we all arrived at the same important conclusion: we need to collaborate across health systems to cure cancer," said Lincoln Nadauld, MD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics.

By Mike Miliard 10:40 am June 29, 2016
Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Cancer Institute, Providence Health & Services, Catholic Health Initiative and Henry Ford Health System have joined with precision medicine company Syapse for OPeN, the Oncology Precision Network.

"In creating this flexibility, CMS is proposing a level of complexity that increases the burden on eligible clinicians," HIMSS told acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt in a June 27 letter.

By Mike Miliard 11:09 am June 28, 2016
The deadline to submit comments on the sweeping payment and delivery changes proposed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was June 27. Most major health organization have made their voices heard.

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