Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 16 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Technology Optimization: enriching healthcare communications
By Bill Siwicki 12:47 pm December 13, 2019
Four experts in communications tech discuss best practices for optimizing these systems in hospitals, health systems and group practices.
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm December 12, 2019
Whether enabling patients to understand costs, helping them manage billing or reminding them to get to the doctor, healthcare organizations are harnessing technology to more effectively engage patients.
Homegrown IT saves Parkland $17 million in prevented adverse drug events

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in Dallas.

By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm December 12, 2019
During its two years of implementation at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, the PARADE technology has screened more than 87,000 patients, with 8,731 high-risk patients identified.
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm December 11, 2019
Most healthcare provider organizations have yet to dip their toes into artificial intelligence. But some are using AI to reap rewards in everything from checking symptoms to diagnosing lung nodules.
McKesson names Nancy Flores new EVP, CIO and CTO
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm December 10, 2019
Flores currently serves as CIO for Johnson Controls, where she is responsible for global business services, which includes back-office shared services, information technology, cybersecurity and analytics.
Care collaboration tech helps hospital reduce unnecessary psychiatric ED visits by 78%

Sturdy Memorial Hospital in southeast Massachusetts.

By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am December 10, 2019
Sturdy Memorial Hospital accomplished this by contacting the right case manager when a behavioral health patient presented at the ED, coordinating with case managers, and transitioning the patient to appropriate care in an outpatient setting.
Healthcare cybersecurity employee training best practices for CIOs and CISOs
By Bill Siwicki 12:19 pm December 09, 2019
A security expert offers a variety of suggestions for how to improve security training to effectively beat the threat of ransomware and other criminal mischief.
Technology optimization: elevating cloud performance
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm December 06, 2019
Four analysts from Black Book, Chilmark, KLAS and PwC offer their expert advice for healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders seeking to make cloud technology work for their organizations.
Health system deploys cost calculator to offer patients price transparency
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm December 05, 2019
University Health Care System has replaced the manual process of creating price estimates with a digital tool that’s accurate within 5% – and patients’ upfront payments have been steadily increasing.
7 steps to pass, or better yet avoid, an OCR security audit
By Bill Siwicki 01:57 pm December 04, 2019
Troy Young, chief technology officer at AdvancedMD and a cybersecurity expert, offers IT and infosec professionals some useful advice to help manage the potential of HIPAA audits.

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