Mike Miliard

November 24, 2010
3M Health Information Systems and IQMax have expanded their strategic agreement to develop new mobile solutions that improve physician workflow, streamline revenue cycle processes, and provide instant access to critical information to support patient care. The agreement will bring increased value to physicians with advanced mobile applications that help them capture more accurate and complete...
November 22, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics has announced a new service that provides Web-based remote monitoring follow-up services for patients with pacemakers. The new service, which was made available to cardiology practices in beta in August, is the first large-scale service of its kind in the United States. Pacemakers are a critical part of treatment for patients with a wide range of heart conditions, and...
November 12, 2010
Microsoft has announced a new suite of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. There are more than 50 applications listed in the health and fitness section of the marketplace, including OptumizeMe, a health challenge application from OptumHealth, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group that it blends healthier living with fun, entertainment and social networks; users can set up health and fitness...
November 9, 2010
The U.S. Army has given a five-year contract to Diversinet, the mobile-healthcare communications company, to support expansion of the Army’s mCare telehealth outreach program for members of the military recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other wounds. Providing development, maintenance and consulting services, Diversinet will help the Army hasten the recovery and track the...
November 4, 2010
AT&T on Thursday announced a new practice area and portfolio of specialized services that seek to harness IT to help improve patient care and reduce medical costs nationwide. Called AT&T ForHealth, it will accelerate delivery of innovative wireless, networked and cloud-based solutions specifically for the healthcare industry. According to IDC, the U.S. market for healthcare IT solution...
October 29, 2010
Zynx Health, maker of evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, announced the kick-off of a pilot program addressing a new focus on healthcare reform and preparing for accountable care organizations (ACOs). Five healthcare organizations will partner with Zynx Health to pilot a new service and software solution that analyzes their clinical decision support and...
October 25, 2010
With its investment in CardioNexus Corporation, a portfolio company of Houston’s Fairway Medical Technologies, Panasonic Corporation of North America has signaled its plans to become a player in the increasingly important field of personalized preventive medicine. The investment follows an earlier Panasonic initiative to establish a presence in the world’s largest medical complex, Houston's Texas...
October 21, 2010
"Is HITECH working" That was the question posed by Vince Kuraitis, principal of Better Health Technologies, at the Mobile Health Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Specifically, Kuraitis, who runs the e-CareManagement blog (e-caremanagement.com), sought to explore how the stipulations of the stimulus might alter the healthcare IT business model – changing how the technology is developed and put to...
October 19, 2010
"Wireless devices are the number one means of communication today," said Kelley Carr, president of the Custom Solutions Group of Manchester, N.H.-based CSI, which specializes in the design and implementation of in-building wireless solutions. Carr spoke at a workshop at the Mobile Health Expo at Caesar's Palace Tuesday. Nonetheless, Carr cited a recent survey that had asked hospitals: "Do you...
October 15, 2010
GE Healthcare has successfully linked its electronic medical records (EMR) solution with several non-GE inpatient systems, providing a single view of the patient record that will go beyond the requirements of meaningful use. The interoperability solution is set to debut at beta sites Capital Region Healthcare (N.H.) and Decatur Memorial Hospital (Ill.) in early 2011 with general availability...