Mike Miliard

September 17, 2010
Dell has announced that its Streak, a five-inch Android-based mobile, will be integrated into its healthcare solutions. Hospitals and physicians will be able to order the Streak this fall as an integrated component of Dell’s EMR and MCC solutions. CSC Austria has announced a contract to deliver a system that will provide healthcare professionals with access to electronic patient records,...
July 2, 2010
IBM and the University of Missouri (MU) announced an initiative on Friday that, by empowering the school's bioinformatics projects with IBM's high performance computing technologies, aims to develop a first-of-a-kind cloud computing environment for genomics research collaboration at a regional level. In a cloud computing environment, services and storage are accessed over public or private...
July 1, 2010
A new survey shows that while the medical management industry continues to focus resources on health IT, consumers are hampered in accessing their information online due to the cost of developing Web portals and other business- and security-related concerns. Conducted by URAC, a nationwide healthcare accreditation organization, "The URAC 2010 Population Health/Care Management Survey" is the third...
July 1, 2010
Anyone who's ever languished on hold or plunged into a labyrinth of ever-expanding touchtone message options while trying to get an answer to a simple question about coverage or eligibility will appreciate the new invention from Aetna. Her name is Ann. The health plan recently unveiled an online assistant to help members who have questions about how to navigate Aetna’s secure member Web site. She...
June 15, 2010
Continua Health Alliance officials say the company is creating an interoperable source code software library for mobile platforms. The international organization of healthcare and technology companies has chosen Vignet, a Virginia-based provider of "person-centric" connected health platform and solutions, to develop this mobile Continua Enabling Source Library (mCESL), which will be made...
June 2, 2010
Intuit Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, will acquire Medfusion, of Cary, N.C., which makes front-office and back-office software designed to improve patient-to-provider communications. The deal is valued at about $91 million. Medfusion offers online solutions to enable healthcare providers to offer superior...
June 2, 2010
Outdated hospital communications systems -- based on blaring PAs and multiple, often incompatible mobile devices --  are causing confusion, reducing efficiency, wasting money, and helping contribute to serious staffing shortages. So say the findings of a white paper published today by Voalté, a Sarasota, Fla.-based developer of point-of-care communications software for iPhones and BlackBerry...
May 10, 2010
Outdated hospital communications systems -- based on blaring PAs and multiple, often incompatible mobile devices --  are causing confusion, reducing efficiency, wasting money, and helping contribute to serious staffing shortages. So say the findings of a white paper published today by Voalté, a Sarasota, Fla.-based developer of point-of-care communications software for iPhones and BlackBerry...