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.

How to put behavioral economics to work for more effective patient engagement
By Mike Miliard 03:49 pm March 20, 2018
Experts from Penn Medicine, Sutter Health and VAL Health say psychological insights into decision-making processes can lead to big improvements in health habits.
AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
Allina CIO on how partnerships with Health Catalyst and Aetna help it advance analytics, pop health

Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 08:43 am March 20, 2018
Chief Information Officer Jonathan Shoemaker offers a glimpse inside the health system’s innovative arrangements.
Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Pennsylvania on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm March 19, 2018
The MyHealthEData Initiative, announced by CMS' Seema Verma at HIMSS18, is too light on detail to make much of a difference, said the former VP – who offered his own way forward.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am March 19, 2018
As healthcare organizations start to dip their toes in the waters of distributed ledger technology, the COO of Hashed Health offers advice about doing it right.
New BCBS Institute working with Lyft, CVS, Walgreens to tackle social determinants

Ridesharing is among the population health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to improve health access and outcomes by leveraging technology and strategic alliances.

By Mike Miliard 10:08 am March 16, 2018
With the new subsidiary, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association bets on technology and strategic alliances to help improve socioeconomic factors for health.
EHR versus CHR
By Mike Miliard 01:20 pm March 15, 2018
The C should stand for connected, not comprehensive, say tech, policy and clinical experts at the school's Center for Digital Health Innovation.
HIMSS18

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf gives the opening keynote of HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm March 12, 2018
The post-EHR era is well and truly here, but EHR-centric challenges are still as thorny as ever.
Magic Johnson at HIMSS18
By Mike Miliard 08:27 am March 12, 2018
"If you have people who are smart, and want to over-deliver for the patients, you're going to get a lot accomplished," said the Lakers legend.
Veterans Affairs EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm March 09, 2018
The agency’s leader also called on the industry to embrace open APIs and develop SMART on FHIR apps through the VA's new Lighthouse platform.

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