Mike Miliard

December 13, 2010
WellDoc, which develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare costs, announced Monday the first integration of a clinically-tested mHealth coaching platform with an electronic health records system. The integration of the WellDoc DiabetesManager solution into an EHR will streamline and enhance patient care by combining a best-in-class patient coaching...
December 6, 2010
As it seeks to expand its suite of clinical solutions for unified patient information management (UPIM), NaviNet, the biggest healthcare communications network in the country, has acquired Prematics, a provider of mobile care management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition, which comes just months after the two firms announced a partnership to provide health plan data...
December 2, 2010
A new white paper from HIMSS Analytics, sponsored by Lantronix, surveyed 825 healthcare organizations to explore the progress of interfacing medical devices with the EMR. Recording and charting changes in vital signs has been identified as one of the core areas that will be measured for meaningful use incentives. The white paper details progress on these efforts, and finds that just one-third of...
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...