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 01:49 pm December 17, 2018
With ONC's final TEFCA rule expected soon, one clinician explains how the expansion and user-friendly data exchange is ushering in a new era of care for providers and patients.
By Mike Miliard 02:01 pm December 14, 2018
Could distributed ledger technology offer the promise of real-time EHR updates, seamless interoperability and protection from from ransomware?
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 13, 2018
Tamper-proof distributed ledger tech helps with efficiency, security, integrity and visibility of pharmacy and other supply chain data. And because it doesn't necessarily involve PHI, it may be a logical place for hospitals to start exploring.
By Mike Miliard 04:01 pm December 11, 2018
Two healthcare leaders from Germany offer best practices for assessing privacy and security posture – not just for EU legal requirements, but because it's the right thing to do.
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am December 11, 2018
Attorneys offer their perspective on the privacy and compliance issues faced by the technology and how it squares, or not, with laws such as HIPAA and GDPR.
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm December 07, 2018
With EHR frustrations at a boiling point and physician burnout at epidemic levels, it's time to rethink the way IT is designed, developed and deployed to better enable a human touch, says one clinician.
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm December 06, 2018
In working with MediBloc, MGH is said to be interested in the ledger technology's suitability for storage and exchange of patient data, supplementing its EHR.
By Mike Miliard 03:14 pm December 05, 2018
The 22-year-old privacy law should be updated for a mobile tech-centric and data-driven world, the information management and medical informatics groups said.
By Mike Miliard 03:30 pm December 04, 2018
The move comes as the AMA has published new data about how many physicians are actually using telemedicine technology.
By Mike Miliard 09:21 am December 04, 2018
The concept is simpler than many realize, but the implementation can be complex and challenging. Health systems should think deliberately about new proofs-of-concept, but get on board soon.