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.

selling medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 05:18 pm January 17, 2018
The online marketplace includes devices, pharmaceuticals, capital equipment and supplies to help hospitals recover some expenses and reduce overall costs.
ONC HIT Advisory Committee

NYeC’s Executive Director, Valerie Grey. Credit: nyehealth.org

By Bill Siwicki 03:28 pm January 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appointed her to move the healthcare system forward through innovations and technologies that advance electronic access, exchange and use of health data.
FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
imaging informatics
By Bill Siwicki 04:15 pm January 15, 2018
After years of skepticism and uncertainty, the future of imaging informatics is firmly tied to the cloud, a Frost & Sullivan study says.
mission health EHR

Mission Health in Ashville, North Carolina

By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm January 15, 2018
The Cerner EHR adds the Zipnosis telehealth notes after each virtual visit and recently used its integrated platform to address a pertussis outbreak.
care coordination tools

Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Sage Ross

By Bill Siwicki 05:15 pm January 12, 2018
Working with skilled nursing facilities, the ACO also lowered the average length of stay by 27 percent.
doctor texting patients
By Bill Siwicki 04:22 pm January 12, 2018
Doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis find text messaging helpful in managing treatment with patients.
telemedicine

A snap shot of Methodist's new telehealth tool. Credit: Methodist

By Bill Siwicki 04:06 pm January 11, 2018
A patient-focused strategy is at the heart of the provider's decision to launch the system, which gives easy access to remote care.
value-based healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 02:15 pm January 11, 2018
Experts from Cedars-Sinai, CVS Health, Blue Cross NC and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care discuss where value-based care is headed in 2018 and beyond.
AI in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm January 11, 2018
The companies will help healthcare clients improve quality and lower costs by using natural language processing and AI-based systems.

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