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.

By Bill Siwicki 04:57 pm February 19, 2018
The center is reaping the benefits of handing patients an iPad, including improved allocation of staff and receptionists time.
Google AI
By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm February 19, 2018
This is a big step forward, Google officials said, because the tech is not imitating an existing diagnostic but rather using machine learning to uncover a new way to predict health problems.
hospital operations
By Bill Siwicki 01:59 pm February 16, 2018
The hospital has outstripped its physical footprint, so analytics for patient placement has become critical while it awaits new buildings.
AI radiology
By Bill Siwicki 07:45 am February 16, 2018
RadNet and vRad have deployed natural language processing tools to help them tackle over-utilization and help perform tasks that are challenging for humans.
Advocate ACO, Cerner population health IT to reduce heart failure hospitalizations
By Bill Siwicki 02:22 pm February 15, 2018
The collaboration is all part of the health system's push toward value-based care.
HIMSS18 Precision Medicine Symposium

Damon Hostin, CEO of the Precision Medicine Alliance will be the opening keynote at the Precision Medicine Symposium on March 5.

By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm February 14, 2018
Experts will address a range of topics from current challenges to the future vision of precision medicine.
Optum data and analytics at HIMSS18

OptumInsight CEO Eric Murphy. Credit: Eric Mueller photo.

By Bill Siwicki 09:57 am February 13, 2018
In addition to focusing on value-based care, quality improvement and revenue cycle, the company will be highlighting its work with the newly-acquired Advisory Board Company.
HIMSS EMRAM

Artesia General Hospital in New Mexico. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:13 pm February 07, 2018
Most of the rural hospital's challenges revolved around physician workflow, but encouraging partnerships between departments and ensuring the project was tackled organization-wide were other key strategies.
machine learning and AI in healthcare

Elizabeth Clements, business architect at Geisinger Health, will be hosting a session at HIMSS18 on March 7.

By Bill Siwicki 10:02 am February 07, 2018
Don’t get lost in the complexity of large-scale use cases.
EHR data diabetes
By Bill Siwicki 03:19 pm February 05, 2018
Researchers found that using machine learning algorithms pinpointed 25 percent more diabetics at risk of kidney damage than clinical tools and human judgment.

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