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.

google removes medical records data
By Bill Siwicki 01:12 pm June 23, 2017
Private medical data will be removed, giving cybercriminals less ability to extort hospitals, patients.
Outsourced cybersecurity staff, one way healthcare is getting around the talent shortage
By Bill Siwicki 11:20 am June 23, 2017
Managed security service providers, virtual chief information security officers are becoming increasingly common in the sector.
apple healthcare plan
By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am June 23, 2017
From the launch of its HealthKit API in September 2014 to revelations this month of EHR-like work with a tiny startup, it’s clear that healthcare is in Apple’s eye.
medication errors
By Bill Siwicki 01:46 pm June 22, 2017
Hint: The health system achieved a 98.5 percent compliance rate for caregivers scanning medication and patient wristbands. 
population health
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm June 21, 2017
The technology standardizes clinical, claims and administrative data across disparate systems.
hiring healthcare cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 10:14 am June 21, 2017
If you want to attract talent, demonstrate to cybersecurity professionals a strong cultural commitment to information security.
spear-phishing hackers
By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am June 20, 2017
Cybercriminals are adjusting their social engineering tactics to the changing realities of healthcare organizations, and CIOs and CISOs must be on their toes.
future WannaCry attacks ransomware
By Bill Siwicki 11:07 am June 20, 2017
Hospital executives must embed security into organizational culture to be ready for the good, bad and ugly of ransomware attacks. And that’s not easy.
Medicrea Group wins FDA clearance for AI-based spine surgery tech
By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm June 19, 2017
The company’s new health IT in part uses analytics and machine learning to assist spine surgeons and help create personalized implants.
securing email
By Bill Siwicki 10:28 am June 16, 2017
Spam filters are one thing, but if a hacker takes over an e-mail domain, spoofing and phishing can become precise and dangerous. But there are tools available that can help.

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