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.

Combination of PACS and AI helps uncover what radiologists sometimes miss
By Bill Siwicki 09:34 am September 22, 2017
The University of Virginia Health System test has found the pairing of technologies is helping radiologists identify cases they could not detect visually.
telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 10:30 am September 21, 2017
More than half are already seeing success with improving outcomes and patient satisfaction while uncertain fate of the ACA appears to be making telemedicine more important.
Hospicelink

A screen snap of the Hospicelink platform. Photo via Hospicelink

By Bill Siwicki 09:08 am September 21, 2017
The partnership offers users of Enclara’s E3 Mobile order management system integrated access to pharmacy services and durable medical equipment management.
cybersecurity risks

A screen snap of a BitSight benchmarking graph. Photo via BitSight

By Bill Siwicki 12:50 pm September 20, 2017
CyberGRX and BitSight merge their tools as this type of risk is a top cybersecurity concern for healthcare organizations.
Phishing for healthcare data
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm September 19, 2017
On the other hand, password protection, facial recognition and access controls are the three least effective security measures, report finds.
smart home sensors help healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:14 pm September 19, 2017
Smart homes have sensors that collect health measurements and behavioral data that can help health specialists improve quality of life and ensure safety inside the home.
telemedicine offered by employers
By Bill Siwicki 03:33 pm September 18, 2017
Telehealth utilization is on the rise, employers have a long way to go to get more staffers onboard.
AI chatbots

Like other innovations, AI chatbots in healthcare will be a crawl-walk-run endeavor, where the easier tasks will move to chatbots while awaiting the tech to evolve for more complex work.

By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am September 18, 2017
But the technologies, which tap into natural language processing, knowledge management and sentiment analysis capabilities, require commitment and discipline to use well.
nursing education

Nursing education programs are adopting new technology at a faster pace than general education a new study finds.

By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm September 15, 2017
Study found 65 percent of nursing education programs use virtual simulation.
new encryption security strategy

North York General Hospital is an academic medical center in Toronto, Canada. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 11:18 am September 15, 2017
The tech is designed to bring medical staff and patients closer together through private online communications, protecting this exchange of data as well as sensitive data at rest.

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