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.

Locky ransomware cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm April 21, 2017
Locky re-emerged on Friday with a new delivery method, presenting more potential cybersecurity troubles for healthcare orgs.
Healthgrades debuts chat platform to link patients, doctors between visits

The CareChats app.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am April 21, 2017
CareChats enables conversations with patients about their condition management, provides encouragement and education, and sets health goals.
app makes EHRs faster

Ram Sahasranam, president and co-founder of Praxify

By Bill Siwicki 01:36 pm April 20, 2017
Partnership between Praxify, NTT Data aims to enhance the usability and performance of electronic health records, improve decision-making at the point of care and save clinicians time.
Verily trial on Google Cloud

Duke University School of Medicine is one of two hospitals to work on Project Baseline to better understand the transition from health and risk factors for disease.

By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm April 19, 2017
Project Baseline will test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organize and activate health information.
Steve Ballmer government spending
By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm April 18, 2017
The former Microsoft CEO’s previously-stealth website cost $10 million to launch and will run $3-5 million a year to operate, funding researchers in Seattle and a grant to the University of Pennsylvania.
employees greatest cybersecurity risk
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm April 18, 2017
Nearly 80 percent of executives said employee security awareness is their greatest concern. And that’s despite 85 percent indicating they have existing security awareness programs, a new Level 3/HIMSS Analytics study finds.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm April 18, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an enterprise-level risk in healthcare and should be managed like one, CynergisTek says.
By Bill Siwicki 03:24 pm April 17, 2017
Investors spent a whopping $1.6 billion in VC funding during the first quarter of 2017. Appointment booking and mHealth topped the IT areas they targeted.
health data breaches Protenus
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am April 17, 2017
There were 39 breach incidents in March, affecting 1,519,521 patient records, Protenus says in a new report.
EHR player NextGen eyes mobile tech with $34 million takeover of Entrada
By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am April 14, 2017
Company says it sees mobile health systems as some of the most valuable real estate in healthcare.  

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