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.

EHRs
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm September 20, 2017
Having long been disappointed in the level of attention paid to that EHR, small hospital clients are hopeful Allscripts will make the investments necessary to improve it.
Doctella app

Doctella provides preloaded clinical templates to customize the app.

By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm September 19, 2017
Doctella gives hospitals, practices and insurers templates to create customized apps that might otherwise cost more than $500,000 and require teams of developers.
telehealth House bill

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 18, 2017
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
Blockchain in healthcare

Blockchain, if deployed wisely, could underpin an array of new innovations that could help reduce costs, enable efficiency, protect privacy and spur interoperability.

By Mike Miliard 10:26 am September 18, 2017
By giving patients control over their data, the technology could enable better privacy protections, more efficiency and easier information exchange.
Epic's App Orchard

The PeraTrend tool shows clinicians a dashboard that indicates the patient's condition in real-time. Photo via PeraTrend

By Mike Miliard 03:36 pm September 14, 2017
APIs bring third-party analytics tools into the Epic platform, helping hospitals get more out of EHR investments, hospital CIO says.
FDA and medical device security

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, is the associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm September 13, 2017
Manufacturers must also work to continually assess new cyber risks to the medical devices on the market.

Hyland's new OnBase Mackinac software helps hospitals lower costs through collaboration with payers. Photo via OnBase

By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm September 08, 2017
OnBase Mackinac enables easier collaboration, expedited document sharing between providers and payers, Hyland says.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
Allscripts McKesson data sharing
By Mike Miliard 03:48 pm September 06, 2017
As it works to shore up its client base, Allscripts will have to differentiate itself from Epic and Cerner by showing lower total cost of ownership and a commitment open data sharing.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.

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