Mike Miliard

October 19, 2017
Genomic sequencing has come a long way in a short time, and its potential to drive even faster innovations in precision medicine is enormous. To capitalize on that opportunity, however, health systems need data – lots of it, from all sorts of people. Kaiser Permanente has been building a biobank with genomic data and other health information from hundreds of thousands of patients from across its...
October 9, 2017
Telehealth projects look different depending on the healthcare organizations putting the technology to work and the goals they're hoping to achieve, said Sue Schade, former CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year and current principal at StarBridge Advisors on Tuesday. She should know. Recent years have seen her working at four major health systems with four different strategies and priorities for rolling...
September 19, 2017
Billed as a "digital health studio," the newly-launched Doctella aims to help healthcare organizations develop patient-facing apps quickly, easily and inexpensively. Doctella CEO Amer Haider – who co-founded Doctella with his brother, Brigham & Women's Hospital surgeon and public health researcher Adil Haider, MD, and Peter Pronovost, MD, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety...
August 25, 2017
Pfizer this week launched a modification of the popular sandbox game Minecraft, offering children with hemophilia a new way to learn about staying safe and prepared and maintaining their treatment plans.   Launched this week at the National Hemophilia Foundation's annual meeting in Chicago, the game is called HEMOCRAFT and was developed in partnership with the Entrepreneurial Game Studio at...
August 24, 2017
Chicago's Rush University Medical Center has filed a lawsuit against Draeger, charging that the patient monitoring system it spent four years and $18 million trying to make work has failed to live up to promises and expectations.   Draeger's Infinity Acute Care System exacerbated alert fatigue for physicians and nurses, "caused Rush clinical, technical and engineering professionals to waste...
August 23, 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health, as part of its affiliation with the New Jersey Innovation Institute, is is pledging $25 million to Agile Strategies Lab, an incubator on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   The lab employs a concept similar to the show Shark Tank, officials said, where fledgling companies pitch ideas to a panel of healthcare and technology experts, looking to...
August 22, 2017
As providers drive patient engagement initiatives, population health management programs and quality improvement projects, they're still stymied by challenges with patient identification. In fact, many organizations have troves of electronic health records that can't avail themselves of analytics because they can't be matched with other records, according to a new report in the Journal of AHIMA....
August 21, 2017
Fruit Street Health, a New York City-based telemedicine company, says it's the first organization to be recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deliver its National Diabetes Prevention Program through classes delivered by live video feed. The DPP is based on research that found people at risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the its onset by losing a modest amount of...
August 10, 2017
More underserved patients could soon benefit from expanded access to specialists, as several top medical societies pledged a long-term partnership with the Human Diagnosis Project, which plans to scale up to close gaps in care for as many as 30 million Americans. The Human Diagnosis Project, or Human Dx, is an open, online platform that deploys machine learning algorithms to help providers to...
July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years. Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...