Mike Miliard

By  Mike Miliard 03:48 pm April 2, 2018
DrChrono, developer of electronic health records, practice management, revenue cycle and other ambulatory software for Apple devices, is introducing leasing bundle plans to help medical practices replace their outdated computer hardware with new Apple machines. DrChrono says it's the first such hardware concierge from an EHR company, and it aims to help ambulatory providers modernize and...
By  Mike Miliard 01:46 pm March 20, 2018
A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long — and that the Trump administration's current plans to fix the problem are insufficient. Writing for Fortune, Biden alluded to HIMSS18, where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData Initiative, which aims to make...
By  Mike Miliard 03:00 pm March 19, 2018
Anyone paying attention to population health management knows that it demands close attention be paid to crucial socioeconomic and environmental factors. It's why Epic is focused on incorporating data on food access and even loneliness in its "comprehensive health record." It's why Allscripts is partnering with Lyft to make it easier for patients to get access to care. It's why HIEs are...
By  Mike Miliard 04:14 pm February 9, 2018
The Olympic Games are starting to prove themselves not just as a showcase for the world's elite athletes, but for leading-edge health IT initiatives. A week ago we reported how the HIMSS Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative alongside SNOMED International, will use the games after PyeongChang – the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing and beyond – as a proving...
By  Mike Miliard 02:38 pm January 22, 2018
So many well-meaning patient engagement efforts are based on a fallacy. The logical assumption is that by connecting patients with technology – equipping them with access to their personal health data or the educational information relevant to their condition – they'll take a more active role in their care. But all the portals, pedometers and Bluetooth-connected scales in the world will only make...
By  Mike Miliard 04:32 pm January 17, 2018
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital Group. It was a record-breaking year, with worldwide venture funding for digital health startups posting similarly impressive numbers: $7.2...
By  Mike Miliard 04:01 pm January 8, 2018
Allscripts continues to be in acquisition mode, further building out its client base in the ambulatory space by buying Practice Fusion for $100 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, officials said. The addition of San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, whose cloud-based electronic health record is aimed primarily at small, independent physician practices, will...
By  Mike Miliard 03:57 pm January 8, 2018
Patient engagement is important and the healthcare experience – particularly in inpatient settings – is increasingly seen by providers as a critically valuable priority. At University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, for instance, kids can control their own room – not just TV and bedside entertainment, but the lighting, meal ordering, nurse communication and more. With new in-room...
By  Mike Miliard 02:49 pm January 8, 2018
Lots of health systems pay lip service to patient-centric care, but what does that really mean? As healthcare continues its transition to paying for value and outcomes, toward managing wellness rather than treating disease, making the patient an active participant in the process is more important than ever. Some hospitals and health systems are better at doing this that others. Certainly many...