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.

By Mike Miliard 10:18 am March 18, 2020
The privacy watchdog won't impose penalties on providers who use non-HIPAA-compliant remote communications technology during the public health emergency. 

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Mike Miliard 02:57 pm March 17, 2020
CMS says the move to reimburse physicians will enable beneficiaries to get telehealth services in physician's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, rural health clinics – and their homes.
By Mike Miliard 12:26 pm March 16, 2020
The agency was subject to a hacking attempt on Sunday, designed to slow down its COVID-19 pandemic response and sow disinformation, Bloomberg reports.
By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm March 13, 2020
Cybersecurity firm CynergisTek is using AI to help hospitals detect unauthorized access to electronic health records and prevent breaches caused by coronavirus curiosity.
By Mike Miliard 11:18 am March 12, 2020
As COVID-19 spreads, putting nursing home residents at risk, the RUSH Act of 2020 would remove Medicare barriers hindering expansion of remote care technology in skilled nursing facilities.
By Mike Miliard 04:12 pm March 11, 2020
With a six-month reprieve before enforcement begins, healthcare organizations will soon have to "change their operating procedures to be in compliance," says ONC.

ONC's Dr. Donald Rucker and Steve Posnack.

By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm March 09, 2020
National Coordinator Don Rucker and Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack talk enforcement timelines, "content and manner," FHIR 4, gag clause provisions, patient privacy and more.
By Mike Miliard 09:36 am March 09, 2020
Both CMS and ONC have issued what they call "transformative" rules addressing 21st Century Cures data access requirements; they'll impact providers, payers, vendors and patients.
By Mike Miliard 02:50 pm March 06, 2020
The Shared Responsibility Matrix aims to streamline the assurance process for privacy and security, helping assign responsibilities and reduce misunderstandings when healthcare organizations work with cloud service providers.
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm March 05, 2020
American Telemedicine Association cheers the $8 billion emergency funding legislation, which it says will expand the toolkits of healthcare professionals working to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

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