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.

Micky Tripathi at HIMSS17

Argonaut leader Micky Tripathi at HIMSS17 in Orlando on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 12:41 pm February 21, 2017
At the HL7 booth, interoperability guru Micky Tripathi touts progress made on public APIs.

Behavior science "is the new wave of design," said Kyra Bobinet, MD, at the HIMSS17 UX Forum.

By Mike Miliard 10:10 am February 21, 2017
"Healthcare is late to the game in terms of user experience," said Lorraine Chapman, senior director of healthcare at Macadamian, a UX design and development firm, at HIMSS17 on Monday.
By Mike Miliard 04:48 pm February 20, 2017
During a packed ONC Town Hall, officials report progress on EHR safety, precision medicine, interoperability, 21st Century Cures and more.
Artificial intelligence HIMSS17

The Mabu Personal Healthcare Companion from Catalia Health

By Mike Miliard 10:22 am February 20, 2017
As AI and machine learning evolve and start to make their mark on healthcare, "we're not trying to replace the human interaction, we're trying to augment it," AI developer says.

Kevin Johnson, a security consultant, and Daniel Nigrin, MD, chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, speaking at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium in Orlando.

By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm February 19, 2017
Many health organizations still do not appreciate the risks they are facing from determined hackers.
Kevin Mitnick at HIMSS17

Kevin Mitnick, former black-hat hacker, now works as a white-hat security consultant. He spoke at the CIO Forum in Orlando about the need key for healthcare organizations to shore up their defenses by developing social engineering resistance training programs and performing penetration tests.

By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm February 19, 2017
At the CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, the infamous former black-hat showed how social engineering puts systems at risk -- and how to build a human firewall to protect against it.

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
ONC code-a-thon blockchain

Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, sees long-term potential applications of blockchain across healthcare.

By Mike Miliard 11:32 am February 15, 2017
Hosted in Washington by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the event aims to find ways to deploy the emerging technology in healthcare to solve issues such as identity management, data aggregation and more.
DirectTrust EHR clinical messaging

Direct workgroup co-chair Holly Miller, MD, said that Direct provides connectivity and now its up to EHR makers to focus on usability and address messaging shortcomings. 

By Mike Miliard 11:26 am February 13, 2017
Interoperability group recommends that IT developers standardize features to manage clinical messages and their attachments.
By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm February 10, 2017
Black Book Report shows that 70 percent of hospitals say data from outside providers is missing from their systems' workflows.

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