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.

Health system takes an ‘Epic first’ approach to integrating all data, including SDOH

Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California.

By Bill Siwicki 03:48 pm September 17, 2019
Contra Costa Health Services takes on whole person care by gathering every bit of data, not just medical care data, and getting it into its Epic EHR. The results have been startling.
EHR-integrated patient texting helps clinic boost patient capacity 68% to 89%

One of Lake Washington Physical Therapy's four locations.

By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm September 16, 2019
Lake Washington Physical Therapy also is saving $15,000 a year using bot-powered technology to optimize access to care and build patient-first services.
Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm September 13, 2019
A legal expert who helped write HIMSS’ comments on the proposed rule offers an in-depth look at the new regs, and explains what they could mean for IT and infosec leaders.
Implementation best practices: The best approaches to precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 12:38 pm September 11, 2019
Four precision medicine experts – a groundbreaking provider organization and three precision medicine technology vendors – offer healthcare CIOs and other leaders their expertise for getting started with the nascent area of medicine.
Digital identity verification is one key to fighting cybersecurity threats
By Bill Siwicki 02:24 pm September 10, 2019
Replacing easily breakable usernames and passwords with other protections such as biometrics can thwart fraudsters. One cybersecurity expert walks provider IT leaders through the hairy status quo.
How asynchronous telemedicine saved SSM Health 18 minutes per visit
By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm September 09, 2019
The health system is averaging 600 virtual visits per month with its new telehealth offering, gaining efficiencies for caregivers and boosting patient satisfaction.
Provider and patient satisfaction soar at Goshen Health with secure text messaging

Goshen Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm September 06, 2019
More than 80% of users are very or extremely satisfied with the ability to directly communicate with surgeons, and the secure messaging app has also resulted in patients and caregivers being more relaxed.
By Bill Siwicki 01:34 pm September 05, 2019
Three representative vendors discuss why social determinants of health are important to population health management, and describe how their technologies help put these important data points to work.
AMA launches Practice Transformation Initiative to combat physician burnout
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm September 05, 2019
The mission of the project is to fill the knowledge gaps regarding effective interventions to reduce burnout and dissatisfaction.
Black Book ranks the top EHR vendors in regions across the globe
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm September 04, 2019
Allscripts comes in on top in the UK/Ireland, Canada and Oceania. Epic is No. 1 in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cerner is first in Africa.

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