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.

Allscripts conference

Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, speaking at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.

By Bill Siwicki 02:57 pm August 10, 2017
Don’t let that audit turn into a deeper investigation, Deven McGraw said at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.
AI tech
By Bill Siwicki 02:01 pm August 09, 2017
Thomas Zenty suggests those once-futuristic technologies are now closer than many realize. And it’s only a matter of time before Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri come to a hospital near you.
crowdsourcing hackers
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm August 09, 2017
Inviting hackers to attack your network and then paying them for discovering weaknesses seems dangerous. But the U.S. Department of Defense is succeeding with the practice and some infosec firms are specializing in it.
eClinicalWorks Carequality framework
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm August 08, 2017
The health IT vendor has exchanged more than 2 million documents through  its EHR in the past 12 months.
Ransomware 2.0

Medical devices need to be reviewed for software vulnerabilities and mitigated by the security team.

By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm August 08, 2017
Next wave of attacks will likely target Internet of Things and medical devices, which remain tempting targets for their lack of sufficient protections, experts say.
Jon Linkous steps down
By Bill Siwicki 02:28 pm August 07, 2017
After 24 years as leader, Linkous will leave the organization he helped form.
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The CHORI campus in Oakland.

By Bill Siwicki 02:07 pm August 07, 2017
What started as a help desk reporting project for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has blossomed into creating software for HR, finance, equipment tracking and more.
cybersecurity best practices
By Bill Siwicki 01:50 pm August 07, 2017
The healthcare pros needed to battle today’s criminal arch-villains possess speed, smarts and a desire to be perfect.
zero trust networks in cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:34 am August 07, 2017
The model is proving that it can be safer than traditional flat networks when it comes to protecting precious health data.
cyber insurance
By Bill Siwicki 10:43 am August 04, 2017
Policies pick up support as cyber threats increase in frequency and hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches.

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