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.

Holiday cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am November 20, 2017
More employees work remotely and shop online during the holidays and, as a result, cybercriminals increase their attacks on healthcare and other organizations.
AI data-driven healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 11:51 am November 17, 2017
Provider organizations must figure out ways to sift through mountains of data to let AI tools have at it. And AI experts have plenty of suggestions.  
10 Health IT predictions for 2018
By Bill Siwicki 05:26 pm November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 12:02 pm November 15, 2017
While EHRs and data security get all the attention, there are more immediate opportunities for the digital ledger technology.  
Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 14, 2017
The system boosted its overall rating by more than 15 points in just one quarter.
New precision medicine tools
By Bill Siwicki 09:42 am November 14, 2017
More and more vendors are introducing tools for specific precision medicine capabilities and that makes more work for hospital IT shops that support them.

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm November 13, 2017
The president has selected Alex Azar, a George W. Bush Administration alum, to kick-start Obamacare repeal, lower drug prices and further deregulation.  
prevent patient falls
By Bill Siwicki 01:54 pm November 10, 2017
Data from electronic health records combined with other technologies like analytics can help pinpoint patients at risk and encourage caregivers to intervene before a fall occurs.
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm November 10, 2017
Community Health System says the program means patients are quickly able to move out of the emergency department and on to the proper level of care.

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