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.
By Mike Miliard 08:29 pm October 26, 2017
Ahead of his opening keynote at the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, new HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf broke down his view of where healthcare innovation is headed
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm September 21, 2017
Sachin Shetty, associate professor at Old Dominion University's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research, is excited about blockchain's potential, and is doing research with Sentara Healthcare into how it could be deployed. But privacy and scalability pose challenges, he said.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am September 20, 2017
A risk assessment can be the foundation for budgeting and priorities for the department.
By Mike Miliard 04:34 pm September 11, 2017
Matt Fisher, partner and chair of the health law group at Mirick O'Connell, says hospitals need to know the facts about HIPAA compliance (it does not gurantee security), risk analysis (it shouldn't necessarily be done alone), business associate agreements (read them, don't just sign them) and cyber insurance (it's not a...
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am September 11, 2017
Barry Herrin, principal at Herrin Health Law, says spending more money on security technology will only accomplish diminishing returns. Instead, hospitals should take a broader view of people and processes, implementing risk management frameworks such as NIST SP 800-53 and partnering with external threat groups such as InfoGuard and the FBI.
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am September 11, 2017
At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, the chief information security officer of Penn Medicine describes the state of cybersecurity in 2017 – from the potential incidents that keep him awake at night to emerging signs of encouragement. He also explains why military veterans have the right skill sets for IT and security work.
By Mike Miliard 02:58 pm October 02, 2014
Denis Tanguay, CIO at Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston, Maine, talks about meaningful use Stage 2 readiness.
By Mike Miliard 09:26 am July 03, 2014
Linda Shanley, Vice President and CIO at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, discusses IT goals for 2014, including the formation of an ACO comprised of "24 different EHRs."
By Mike Miliard 10:47 am June 05, 2014
Heather Roszkowski, CISO at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, talks about the greatest security challenges facing the organization and how her experience in the military lends to her strategies at a civilian hospital.