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.

EHR data diabetes
By Bill Siwicki 03:19 pm February 05, 2018
Researchers found that using machine learning algorithms pinpointed 25 percent more diabetics at risk of kidney damage than clinical tools and human judgment.
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm February 02, 2018
Pittsburgh's Oncology Hematology Associates is one of just 192 physician practices selected to participate in the the value-based care program.
clinical decision support
By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm February 01, 2018
Hospitals and health systems should ensure their systems are well-connected to nursing homes, says a prominent medical academic.
HIMSS Stage 7

Kris Wilson, CIO at Hilo Medical Center will be speaking about achieving HIMSS Stage 7 at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Bill Siwicki 02:12 pm February 01, 2018
Hospital exec says help from everyone within an organization is needed to hit that milestone.
EHR implementation

Matthew Ernst is the director of training, documentation and support at Thomas Jefferson University will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7. 

By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm February 01, 2018
A digital command center can add value and efficiency to an organization’s go-live operations, says a Thomas Jefferson University executive.
NIH precision medicine EHR

Michelle Lardner, RN, deputy CIO, clinical informatics, in the department of clinical research informatics at the NIH

By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm February 01, 2018
A nurse leader at the National Institutes of Health discusses the progress the organization is making with incorporating genomics information into an EHR.  
AI voice assistants for healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 08:30 am February 01, 2018
Amazon has an early lead, but lessons from cutting-edge providers can also be applied to Apple Siri, Google Home and Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana.
AI oncology

Elekta's digital cancer care and its MOSAIQ Oncology Information System. Credit: Elekta

By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm January 31, 2018
The oncology systems vendor is pairing Watson for Oncology as an AI-based clinical decision support system with its digital cancer care platforms.
AI in healthcare

Vibin Roy, MD, medical director at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation will speak at HIMSS18 about how the hospital uses AI to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm January 31, 2018
The automated model to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests outperforms non-automated models, leading to improved care and patient safety.
rural healthcare providers

Credit: Beebe Healthcare

By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm January 31, 2018
The CIO at Delaware's Beebe Healthcare has founded a countywide initiative, and he and his team have launched an in-house, for-credit internship program.

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