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.

crowdsourcing healthcare analytics

Benson Hsu, MD, vice president of data and analytics at Sanford Health

By Mike Miliard 04:27 pm October 24, 2016
Benson Hsu, MD, vice president of data and analytics at Sanford Health, explains how sharing data with 'smart people' from outside the health system has led to some innovative applications for population health management.
EHR upcoding compliance
By Mike Miliard 07:09 am October 21, 2016
Whether intentional or accidental, coding mistakes can have legal consequences. Experts share insights about avoiding those and advice about what to know when auditors show up at your door.
information governance ROI

Consultant Mary Reeves said that even intangible returns, including a 'return on information,' can make the work of instituting an IG program worthwhile. 

By Mike Miliard 01:46 pm October 18, 2016
A consultant specializing in governance explains how to sell the C-suite on IG and make lasting returns a reality.
population health revenue cycle
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm October 18, 2016
Emerging health information management software for computer-assisted coding, documentation, workflow and other tasks are already proving to be valuable for analytics and population health management programs.
patient satisfaction predictive analytics
By Mike Miliard 09:36 am October 17, 2016
Hospitals still not using staffing software are struggling with nurse scheduling which hampers employee morale and, in turn, detracts from patient satisfaction. A new survey suggested that predictive analytics tools can help with both problems simultaneously.
Offshoring PHI business associate
By Mike Miliard 07:21 am October 12, 2016
Hospitals and provider organizations now have to manage business associates that might share data or access to it with overseas vendors. Experts say OCR won't pursue foreign companies after a breach. That means all risk remains on HIPAA-covered entities.

AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, MD

By Mike Miliard 10:42 am October 07, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor gives $7 million to group launched by AHIMA, AHA, AMIA, NCHL.
ACO IT Commonwealth Fund

Photo credit: Leonardo Rizzi via Flickr. 

By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm October 06, 2016
Many of the 800 accountable care organizations are lagging in critical IT infrastructure, though commercial ACOs are earning more success today than their non-commercial counterparts.
EHR population health
By Mike Miliard 12:50 pm October 05, 2016
Research firm IDC found big variations in analytic capabilities and technological sophistication among today’s leading population health management vendors, approximately half of which are electronic health records companies.
Wolters Kluwer Emmi

Wolters Kluwer CEO Diana Nole said that engaging patients can help providers strive impove care quality and control costs.

By Mike Miliard 10:11 am October 05, 2016
The company said it plans to integrate patient engagement platform with its clinical suite, including UpToDate decision support and Lexicomp and Medi-Span drug information tools.

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