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.

"Our organizations agree that patients should be at the center of their health care and that their providers can be empowered to deliver care that is informed by secure and authorized access to that patient's data, no matter where care has occurred,"  says Nick Knowlton, CommonWell's membership committee chair.

By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm May 03, 2016
The National Association for Trusted Exchange and CommonWell Health Alliance are teaming up to keep momentum on interoperability, with each becoming a member of the other's organization. Members of the two groups will begin working together immediately.

John Showalter, chief health information officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, with members of his analytics team: Clinical Intelligence Manager Keith Hodges (left) and Research Informatics Manager Alex Castillo. (Photo courtesy UMMC)

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am May 03, 2016
UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, describes what associative data lakes, honest brokers and more mean to becoming a learning health system.
By Mike Miliard 11:32 am May 02, 2016
The technology, seen as a potential move toward bionics, could one day enable wireless updates for corrective lens prescriptions, if it comes to fruition.

"The initial test phase with Twist demonstrated that we could encode and recover 100 percent of the digital data from synthetic DNA," said Microsoft's Doug Carmean.

By Mike Miliard 04:24 pm April 29, 2016
Microsoft purchased 10 million long oligonucleotides – DNA or RNA molecules used for genetic testing and research – from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, and is using them to encode digital data.

Senators John Thune, R-South Dakota

By Mike Miliard 11:23 am April 29, 2016
A group of Republican senators who have been looking to "reboot" meaningful us since 2013 released new draft legislation this week they say aims to make the incentive program work better for providers and taxpayers.

Neal Singh

By Mike Miliard 10:02 am April 29, 2016
Population health IT developer Caradigm named its new CEO on Thursday, promoting its chief technology officer Neal Singh to the executive role.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has "made significant improvements by recasting the EHR meaningful use program and by reducing quality reporting burdens," said AMA President Steven Stack, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:48 am April 28, 2016
On Twitter, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, called it the "most substantive change to how healthcare is paid for in a couple of decades."

"This proposal, if finalized, would replace the current meaningful use program and reporting would begin January 1, 2017," said CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt.

By Mike Miliard 04:43 pm April 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.    

EmblemHealth CEO Karen Ignagni

By Mike Miliard 11:25 am April 22, 2016
EmblemHealth, the $10 billion New York-based health insurance plan, informed its IT staff this week that 250 workers would face layoffs as it outsources operations to Cognizant.
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am April 21, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said it can harness data it already has to help providers make better electronic health record purchasing decisions.

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