Mike Miliard

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...
August 18, 2011
Just three weeks after its iPad-native EHR made news for gaining ONC-ATCB-certification, drchrono has launched an iOS app to replace paper-based patient check-in. Company execs say the OnPatient app can be downloaded to the iPad for free and integrated into a medical practice as a standalone application – the patient check-in software also integrates with with the drchrono's iPad EHR. “The...
August 5, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The news wasn’t a surprise. By the time it was confirmed, it had been rumored for months. Still, it was a sad day.  Google Health, having failed to catch on like so many of the IT colossus’ other projects, announced that it would go dark on Jan. 1, 2012.   The personal health record did not have “the broad impact that we hoped it would,” wrote Aaron Brown, senior product...
August 5, 2011
FRANKLIN, TN – It's been a busy summer on the transcription and speech recognition front. In one week this past month, two separate and significant mergers were announced.   On Monday, July 11, MedQuist announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based M*Modal for $130 million. By that Thursday, the news was out that Burlington, Mass.-base Nuance's newest strategic buy was   Atlanta-based Webmedx,...
August 5, 2011
ATLANTA – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has launched an emergency room education campaign, incorporating Google Maps to make it easier for consumers to find and use retail health clinics and urgent care centers for non-emergency conditions.   "When your five-year-old is crying with a fever at 7 p.m. on a Friday because she has a sore throat or an earache, what do you do" asked...