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.

artificial intelligence healthcare

Credit: Orbita

By Bill Siwicki 02:54 pm March 05, 2018
Zebra Medical debuts deep learning algorithm, Orbita talks voice assistants, and Pieces Technologies and NTT DATA apply AI to readmissions.
medical device ransomware infusion pumps
By Bill Siwicki 01:19 pm March 05, 2018
While infusion pumps are the most widely deployed connected medical devices, they are not the leading cause of security alerts.
digital whiteboards Fitbit tracking
By Bill Siwicki 10:01 am March 01, 2018
It's all part of providing the best experience possible while improving care and gaining efficiencies, officials from the patient engagement company say.
Northwell Health app for employees

A screensnap of the myNorthwell app for employees. Credit: iTunes

By Bill Siwicki 08:57 am February 23, 2018
The health system uses myNorthwell app to communicate with employees and create specialized communications for segmented groups.
Boston Children's joins research network to gain access to patient data

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:21 pm February 22, 2018
The hospital says the TriNetX network gives its patients the chance to participate in clinical trials they otherwise might not know exist.
prescription prices
By Bill Siwicki 08:22 am February 22, 2018
To help fight sticker shock, the e-prescribing vendor is enabling doctors and patients to work together to find the best, most affordable covered medication – before the patient leaves the office.
population health colon cancer

Georgia's Albany Area Primary Health Care has a major effort underway to increase their percentage of colorectal cancer screenings utilizing population managers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:49 pm February 21, 2018
The national average colorectal screening rate is 39 percent but at Albany Area Primary Health Care it's 60 percent.
Hartford Health e-prescribing opioid crisis

Hartford Hospital is among the providers in the Hartford Health system in central Connecticut. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm February 20, 2018
Anywhere a provider can sign into the health system's Epic EHR, they can use EPCS to reduce fraud.
Care coordination software merges physical and mental healthcare

"This is a meaningfully convenient offering for members to be able to see their behavioral and mental health providers in one visit, especially those with limited transportation options," said Leanette Henagan, MD, is the chief integration officer at Partners in Recovery.

By Bill Siwicki 02:25 pm February 20, 2018
Partners in Recovery has replaced by 75 percent the time-consuming use of spreadsheets to track health, and has seen a 32 percent increase in educating members on physical care needs.
value-based care clinical decision support

Kurt Hegmann, MD, from the University of Utah and a Kaiser partner, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Bill Siwicki 09:40 am February 20, 2018
A physician working on a major Kaiser Permanente clinical decision support implementation shares lessons learned.

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