Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Phishing for healthcare data
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm September 19, 2017
On the other hand, password protection, facial recognition and access controls are the three least effective security measures, report finds.
smart home sensors help healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:14 pm September 19, 2017
Smart homes have sensors that collect health measurements and behavioral data that can help health specialists improve quality of life and ensure safety inside the home.
telemedicine offered by employers
By Bill Siwicki 03:33 pm September 18, 2017
Telehealth utilization is on the rise, employers have a long way to go to get more staffers onboard.
AI chatbots

Like other innovations, AI chatbots in healthcare will be a crawl-walk-run endeavor, where the easier tasks will move to chatbots while awaiting the tech to evolve for more complex work.

By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am September 18, 2017
But the technologies, which tap into natural language processing, knowledge management and sentiment analysis capabilities, require commitment and discipline to use well.
nursing education

Nursing education programs are adopting new technology at a faster pace than general education a new study finds.

By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm September 15, 2017
Study found 65 percent of nursing education programs use virtual simulation.
new encryption security strategy

North York General Hospital is an academic medical center in Toronto, Canada. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 11:18 am September 15, 2017
The tech is designed to bring medical staff and patients closer together through private online communications, protecting this exchange of data as well as sensitive data at rest.
3-D printing of human organs
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm September 14, 2017
Prellis Biologics says it is overcoming a major obstacle to success, and just raised $1.8 million in new seed funding.
Swedish Cancer precision medicine

Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:55 pm September 14, 2017
The machine learning and data-sharing effort is designed to strengthen, accelerate and potentially expand the delivery of precision medicine in breast cancer care.
 Senate IoT security legislation

Orgs should formalize their own medical device security policies because IoT security legislation​ is coming.

By Bill Siwicki 09:47 am September 14, 2017
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would set minimum standards that are immediately needed.
Ransomware and electronic records access

George Brostoff, co-founder and CEO of SensibleVision and Mike Fumai, COO at AppGuard both agree there are varied threats - both internal and external - facing healthcare provider organizations today.

By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am September 13, 2017
Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say.

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