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.

More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
Premier Management streamlines ACO reporting across 33 metrics
By Bill Siwicki 04:51 pm July 17, 2018
Organization plans to expand beyond MSSP with new commercial contracts, Medicare Advantage contracts, and commercial ACO products with other payers.
Doctors compare notes on EHR to make clinical decisions with EHR and analytics
By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am July 16, 2018
CDS vendors are working to incorporate AI and machine learning into their products to boost diagnostics, imaging, pathology and radiology.
University of Iowa Healthcare rolls out first autonomous AI diagnostic system cleared by the FDA

UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:44 pm July 12, 2018
The artificial intelligence tool detects diabetic retinopathy in medical images, which can help prevent blindness in diabetes patients.
AI and blockchain will help hospitals adapt to value-based care

CIOs must align their goals with the requirements of payment models and deliver on patient outcomes.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am July 12, 2018
Healthcare executives need to track these three key technology advancements to keep pace with coming changes.
UAB Medicine changes patient flow technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm July 11, 2018
To address capacity challenges, the hospital implemented a strategic patient flow plan that included a centralized patient placement center.
Mobile tech opioid prescriptions get help from PDMP
By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am July 11, 2018
Physicians at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland now have a better handle on opioid prescribing as they try to combat the ongoing crisis.
healthcare IT infrastructure network
By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm July 10, 2018
APIs, automation, blockchain along with mobile and medical devices will enable a new era of learning networks capable of adapting to deliver faster innovation.

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