Mike Miliard

Mike Miliard is Executive Editor of Healthcare IT News. He focuses on topics such as interoperability, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, analytics, population health and patient experience and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeMiliardHITN.

University of Rochester Medical Center complex from above
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am November 06, 2020
As part of the new Patient Experience Digital Series, two clinicians explain how a virtual care model is helping more compassionately treat patients in their home communities while improving the provider experience.
Connected Health Device
By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm November 04, 2020
Despite professing high trust that their personal data is secure, too many Americans of all ages are failing to follow basic cyber hygiene practices, says the National Cyber Security Alliance.
By Mike Miliard 04:43 pm November 03, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has led to major leaps forward for telehealth, decision support and more, says Hal Wolf – but big work remains on interoperability, patient ID, social determinants and other building blocks of population health.  
HHS headquarters in Washington, DC
By Mike Miliard 05:28 pm October 30, 2020
The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – with an emphasis on patients' access to their health data.
Patient data on smartphone
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am October 30, 2020
As health systems, HIEs and IT developers stay focused on a new surge in COVID-19 cases, they're thankful for the extension but say they remain committed to API-enabled patient access.
U.S. Interoperability Map
By Mike Miliard 12:47 pm October 29, 2020
The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to COVID-19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements.
Hands on a laptop with other computers nearby
By Mike Miliard 08:43 am October 29, 2020
With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, they describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware.
Computer hacker
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm October 28, 2020
St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised.
Ahmed El Saeed and Hal Wolf

Ahmed El Saeed and Hal Wolf

By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm October 26, 2020
Even as massive resources have been marshaled to quickly develop new tools, the pandemic still disproportionately affects the populations who may not have access to them.
Bakul Patel, FDA's Digital Health Center of Excellence director

Bakul Patel, director of FDA's Digital Health Center of Excellence

By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm October 23, 2020
"As these machines learn, we feel like there is going to be a change in expectation," said Bakul Patel, director of the FDA's Digital Health Center of Excellence.

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