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.

Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
KLAS report
By Mike Miliard 09:24 am September 01, 2017
The research firm shares insights about antimicrobial stewardship products from BD, Epic, Premier, Vigilanz, Wolters Kluwer and others.

There are significant IT hurdles to overcome for widespread and efficient use of personalized medicine in the future and IT shops need to start planning for it.

By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm August 31, 2017
Kymriah offers a fundamentally new approach to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults. Now IT departments gear up for a new era.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.
Mark Cuban-backed blockchain platform

Mark Cuban is an investor in Radical App, whose Mercury Protocol aims to change the way messages are exchanged based on a platform that has the inherent security of blockchain.

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm August 29, 2017
The decentralized technology offers stronger privacy protections than existing platforms since its multiple servers are less vulnerable to attack than a single access point.
Indiana EHR update to fight opioid crisis

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaking at the RNC in 2016.

By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm August 29, 2017
The program can be used by physicians and pharmacists to help prevent doctor shopping and fraudulent prescriptions.
hospital EHR deployments

While 80.5 percent of hospitals have installed at least a basic EHR system, researchers said that just 37.5 percent of hospitals have adopted at least eight of 10 components measuring EHR use for performance measurement.

By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm August 28, 2017
Small, rural and safety-net organizations could do better using their IT systems for performance management and patient engagement, new JAMIA study shows.
Pfizer Minecraft app

A screensnap from the Pfizer app.

By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 25, 2017
The pharma company also unveiled a new wearable wristband device to let patients track activity levels and monitor heart rate.
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
Rush UMC sues Draeger

Rush University Medical Center

By Mike Miliard 03:22 pm August 24, 2017
The academic medical center cites years of misfiring alerts and wireless monitoring challenges that it says taxed its staff and put patient safety at risk.

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