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.

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 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.

The new network offers "a powerful communication infrastructure platform to improve patient care through closer collaboration and data sharing between researchers and physicians" at five locations spanning 50 miles, says John McFarland, Moffitt's director of technology services.

By Mike Miliard 02:21 pm June 27, 2016
In an effort to streamline data-heavy applications such as advanced imaging, electronic health records and molecular medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center has launched a new private enterprise network.
Cedars-Sinai Apple Care Kit

HomeHero, which connects to Apple’s CareKit, was among Cedars-Sinai’s health accelerator class and will help the hospital reduce readmissions and avoid CMS penalties.

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am June 24, 2016
Cedars-Sinai's new Safe Transition Home initiative aims to reduce hospital readmissions and improve outcomes by smoothly transitioning people from the inpatient setting to their homes.
interoperability ER overuse

Sutter Delta Medical Center is one of the hospitals participating in a Bay Area effort to reduce emergency room visits when appropriate. 

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am June 23, 2016
Sutter, Alameda Health System and others to share real-time patient data via a portable health record called PreManage ED, to help redirect frequent flyers.
OpenNotes AMDIS EHRs

Tom Delbanco, MD, explained that participating in OpenNotes helps people feel more in control, understand their care more clearly, and better adhere to medication.

By Mike Miliard 01:32 pm June 21, 2016
New alliance with CMIO group another step toward expanding to 50 million people in the next three years.
By Mike Miliard 12:21 pm June 20, 2016
New research from Peer60 found that many hospitals are focusing on effective revenue cycle management operations as they try to figure out emerging payment models.

"We currently store genetic data in a very robust, complicated, standard format that was developed nearby here, in Silicon Valley," said Nephi Walton, MD, in San Francisco on Wednesday. "The problem is, it was developed in 1993 and it's called a PDF."

By Mike Miliard 08:24 pm June 16, 2016
'Our technology to produce data from genetic medicine is far more advanced than our ability to use it in a clinical environment.'

The Daily Brief Newsletter