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.

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.
By Mike Miliard 10:51 am April 03, 2014
Dave Holland, CIO of Southern Illinois Healthcare, talks about process improvement and clinical workflows in nursing.
By Mike Miliard 09:29 am January 09, 2014
Phil Curran, Chief Information Security Officer at Cooper Health, shares his thoughts on trust in cloud technology, vetting vendors and crafting Business Associate Agreements in the wake of the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
By Mike Miliard 11:53 am December 03, 2013
Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek, talks about the HIPAA Omnibus rule, implications of its enforcement, and Business Associate Agreements at the 2013 Privacy and Security Forum.

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