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.

Natural language processing
By Bill Siwicki 10:37 am January 10, 2018
Health systems are using NLP tools to maximize the performance of existing risk arrangements and expand participation in value-based care programs.
telehealth vendors

Several telehealth vendors are expanding their services in 2018. Credit: InTouch Health

By Bill Siwicki 03:06 pm January 09, 2018
WeCounsel to rebrand as a multispecialty, InTouch Health patients can initiate consults from home and Teladoc releases a new single, patient-centered point of access app.
opioid crisis
By Bill Siwicki 04:13 pm January 08, 2018
Machine learning and Smart on FHIR work with controlled substance and prescription drug monitoring data to aid clinicians in the battle against overdoses.
fingerprint authentication in healthcare

Some organizations have been implementing new methods of authentication beyond passwords - from facial recognition to fingerprints. 

By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm January 08, 2018
A new report from Aon's security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches.
IoT security

IoT devices are commonplace in hospitals and healthcare facilities so security plans are needed to protect them.

By Bill Siwicki 02:30 pm January 05, 2018
This past year was another challenging one for healthcare organizations as they remained under sustained attack by cybercriminals who continue to target healthcare networks through the use of well-known vulnerabilities. 
precision medicine

Robert Green, MD, a medical geneticist at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Genome Medical, speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Forum in Boston last June.

By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm January 05, 2018
The company wants to help employer groups offer genetic testing to employees through confidential consults with providers and includes a telemedicine option.
telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 03:19 pm January 04, 2018
InTouch Health will incorporate TruClinic's software so patients can initiate and consult with their health system physician from their home.
AHIMA data management 2018
By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm January 04, 2018
The group says privacy and security, clinical documentation improvement and information governance will demand the attention of health IT and infosec executives in the year ahead.
healthcare blockchain network
By Bill Siwicki 02:04 pm January 03, 2018
Akiri is developing a networking platform it says will help healthcare organizations more easily share data using blockchain.
Telepharmacy for rural hospitals

When a prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am January 03, 2018
As technology vendors increasing specialize on telepharmacy, rural providers are deploying the tools to offer patients 24/7 pharmacy services.

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