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.

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.
Hospital CIOs
By Bill Siwicki 12:13 pm January 31, 2018
CIOs need to eliminate unwarranted care variations, deploy telemedicine and encourage adoption of consumer-centric technologies, The Advisory Board says.
Waterfall development

Spencer Reeser-Stout is a senior IT project manager at the University of Utah Health will be speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 10:15 am January 31, 2018
Agile project management and waterfall can coexist and project managers can find value in learning to manage both.
value-based healthcare

St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:05 pm January 30, 2018
The Pennsylvania health system has developed more than 60 apps that conduct unique clinical, operational and financial analytics tasks, drilling into a single data warehouse.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:40 am January 30, 2018
The Center for Supply Chain Studies study is a proof of concept effort to show blockchain in action, while the second focuses on temperature-controlled environments of the supply chain.
antimicrobial stewardship

Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:15 pm January 29, 2018
Methodist Hospital of Southern California moved from a time-consuming, paper-based system to now completing mandated antibiotic rules on all patients in less than four hours.
FHIR standards

A snapshot of the VisualDx app. Credit: Google Play

By Bill Siwicki 05:27 pm January 26, 2018
Physicians at one Missouri health system are using the app to quickly reach conclusions and move forward with the best care options, its CMIO says.
cybersecurity spending
By Bill Siwicki 04:36 pm January 26, 2018
If security strategies don't stay dynamic, the rate of breaches will continue to increase, a new study finds.

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Bill Siwicki 09:25 am January 25, 2018
Harris County Public Health says remote care helped with cost savings critical to maintaining operations during and after major storms.

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