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.

AWS sign at HIMSS
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am October 05, 2020
The AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard aims to help healthcare and other organizations ensure they're aligning with a set of core infosec principles.
Doctors examine lung a lung X-ray.
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am October 02, 2020
The machine learning algorithm, already in place at a dozen M Health Fairview hospitals, will soon be available to other provider customers via Epic's App Orchard. 
United States HIE data exchange, connected dots of light on map of North America
By Mike Miliard 08:51 am October 01, 2020
The innovation grants for state and regional health information exchanges will help them innovate their data sharing capabilities during public health emergencies – from pandemics to wildfires.
Health Current and CORHIO logos side by side
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am September 30, 2020
Phoenix-based Health Current and Denver-based CORHIO, which together connect more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, said the new consolidated HIE could eventually be "the largest health data utility in the West."
Hands on a keyboard with data on a screen
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am September 29, 2020
The breach at the health plan, which affected 10.4 million people, was the second largest to hit healthcare at the time. Five years later, Premera is making the second-biggest payment ever to settle a HIPAA case.
Doctor and patient have telehealth consult on laptop computer
By Mike Miliard 11:53 am September 28, 2020
From managing cybersecurity imperatives with at-home patients as a new X factor to surfing the data tsunami of remote patient monitoring, experts from NIST, FCC, Mount Sinai, Yale, Leapfrog Group and others offer insights on demand.
Interoperability API FHIR data exchange (abstract image of light pinpoints with line connections)
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am September 25, 2020
Chesapeake Regional Information System, MedStar Health Research Institute and other LEAP in Health IT awardees will launch new projects focused on use of FHIR and other exchange specs across a variety of use cases.
Cybersecurity breach weak link

Third-party vendor are often weak links when it comes cyber vulnerabilities, even as nearly a third of IT and infosec pros say they lack visibility into the security practices of outside partners.

By Mike Miliard 09:15 am September 24, 2020
As many as 80% of CIOs and CISOs polled for a new report say they've experienced a breach originating with a third-party vendor in the past year, while another survey shows 44% of hospitals and health systems fail to meet basic NIST CSF protocols.
Clinician enters social determinant of health data, SDOH, into EHR
By Mike Miliard 01:21 pm September 23, 2020
Researchers at UCSF describe the emergence of a new field dedicated to better integrating and supporting the clinical use of social determinants of health data.
By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm September 17, 2020
A German woman died after Düsseldorf University Clinic's servers were encrypted, which necessitated that she be relocated to a hospital 20 miles away.

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