Mike Miliard

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June 14, 2012
Axial Exchange has acquired mRemedy, a mobile healthcare platform founded by the Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-based DoApp. Officials say the acquisition will give Axial the software, pipeline and customers of the myTality patient-facing mobile healthcare application, which is designed to help patients navigate a future hospital visit and help hospitals better market their services. Axial will use...
May 23, 2012
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions is partnering with Minneapolis-based Preventice to produce patch­based wearable sensors for clinical monitoring of a patients' unique physiological characteristics. Preventice develops mobile health applications and patient monitoring systems that deliver continuous care, wherever an individual might be. The apps enable a constant connection and exchange of...
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April 5, 2012
Allscripts has announced the release of Wand, an iPad application that offers EHR users mobile access to the most commonly used functions of the company’s professional and enterprise technologies. The goal, said Stanley Crane, chief innovation officer for Allscripts, is to offer easy, on-the-go access to the core EHR capabilities that physicians need most. The marching orders for the app’s design...
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March 28, 2012
Not every healthcare app will enjoy the success of “Angry Birds,” and developers would be wise to work carefully to void mHealth’s many missteps. That advice was handed down earlier this week by Josh Clark, founder of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Global Moxie. Speaking at the Healthcare Experience Design on Monday in Boston, he offered a list of myths that mHealth developers would be wise to avoid. Clark...
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March 27, 2012
"We're in a classically disruptive moment right now," said newly-minted U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, speaking Monday at the Healthcare Experience Design (HxD) conference, "from which more good will come than we can possibly imagine." The HxD conference, organized by the Mad*Pow design agency and Claricode, a developer of medical software, gathered academics, designers, developers and...
March 1, 2012
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) will partner with Text4Baby, a free national health texting service, to promote enrollment in both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and provide pregnant women and new mothers with free text messages on important healthcare issues. Officials say the partnership is part of activities marking the anniversaries of both...
February 10, 2012
A global competition sponsored by IBM and Novartis has yielded social media and mobile technology tools that could help tackle non-communicable diseases such as asthma, diabetes, stroke and cancer. The NCD Challenge, which brought together developers from academia, sought to address the global problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the World Health Organization, nearly two-...
January 6, 2012
Two new winners of a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) innovation challenge have created health IT applications that use public data and to help patients and healthcare professionals prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer. The winning apps, which were presented this week at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, were each awarded $20,000 by the Office for...
December 15, 2011
Axial Exchange, which develops interoperability technologies based on an open-infrastructure platform, has won the "Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home" initiative, sponsored by Health 2.0 and the Department of Health and Human Services' Partnership for Patients Initiative. The innovation contest invited developers nationwide to devise an intuitive application that addressed the...
December 12, 2011
AUSTIN – Interactive Health Technologies, which develops digital fitness systems, is putting Sony's NFC Dynamic Tag to work in school gym programs, enabling the tracking and evaluation of students' physical activity. Sony's contactless RFID smart card technology, called "FeliCa," can be found in mobile phones and other electronic devices.  The Sony NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) is a FeliCa...