Mike Miliard

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...
December 8, 2011
General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide. Officials say the new venture will combine Microsoft’s expertise in building platforms and ecosystems with GE Healthcare’s skills...
October 6, 2011
It's hard to overstate the impact Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, has had on technology for the past 30 years. In hardware, software, communications and design, Apple's contributions have been incalculable – not least in healthcare. The online reactions last night – with many responses no doubt tapped onto iPhone screens or typed into MacBook Pros – attested to the far-reaching...
September 27, 2011
Clarimed, a new healthcare rating agency offering independent information and reference tools, has launched its new online service at the Health 2.0 conference. The site features analytical insights into medical devices, diseases, procedures and manufacturers. Founder and CEO Nora Iluri points out that other industries with complicated products, such as cars and mutual funds, have rating agencies...
September 15, 2011
GE has launched a new initiative aimed at accelerating cancer innovation and improving care for 10 million patients around the world by 2020. As part of Thursday's announcement, GE is sponsoring a $100 million open innovation challenge to identify and bring to market ideas that advance breast cancer diagnostics. As part of its healthymagination initiative, GE's Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt,...
September 9, 2011
A novelty Or the wave of the future  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – In what its CEO bills as a development that "could finally drive global usage and adoption" of the technology, drchrono, which makes electronic health records for iPads, received meaningful use certification as an ambulatory EHR earlier this summer. Its certification, from San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based InfoGard Laboratories, an ONC-...
September 7, 2011
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that two devices commonly used for video gaming and security systems are effective in detecting the early onset of illness and fall risk in seniors. The Mizzou researchers have long been using motion-sensing technology to monitor changes in the health of residents at TigerPlace, an independent living community in Columbia. Now their findings...
September 1, 2011
The American Medical Association has named the finalists of the 2011 AMA App Challenge. AMA members can vote for their favorite app idea for the month of September.   Earlier this year, physicians, residents and medical students nationwide were invited to submit their app ideas for a chance to have the AMA develop it. Out of the hundreds of submitted ideas, 10 have been selected as finalists. “...
August 26, 2011
Aiming to single out high-potential health IT startups and help enable their "rapid development and growth," Healthbox is a new accelerator program that offers support for seed-stage companies that can chart the "complex transition into the digital age." Healthbox will officially launch in January 2012 with an inaugural class of 10 startups. For three months, these teams will share collaborate in...
August 22, 2011
Rubbermaid Medical Solutions has launched a new Innovation Center and updated testing facility. The center highlights the evolution of medical carts and offers end users an opportunity to see how different EHR solutions can be utilized in a hospital environment. Coupled with a dedicated testing facility, Rubbermaid Medical Solutions is able to test products and technology in a simulated...