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.

Is synthetic data the key to healthcare clinical and business intelligence?

The open source synthetic data source, Synthea. (Diagram courtesy of The MITRE Corporation.)

By Bill Siwicki 11:38 am February 21, 2020
At HIMSS20, Robert Lieberthal, an economist at The MITRE Corporation, will offer a deep dive into synthetic data, showing how it can help health systems achieve cost efficiencies.
Why patients and providers need a model patient data use agreement
By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm February 20, 2020
The health and wellness data group lead at The MITRE Corporation offers a sneak preview of her HIMSS20 session on the topic.
At HIMSS20, Innovaccer will unveil unified patient record for care team collaboration
By Bill Siwicki 11:26 am February 20, 2020
The interface of this new proprietary model will enable the collection of data from the full range of a patient’s healthcare experiences and provide a complete view of that patient for a care team, the company says.
RTLS tech, and changes learned from it, save hospital $1 million per year

Adventist Health White Memorial.

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am February 19, 2020
Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.
Orlando Health implements care coordination tech to comply with state law and more

Orlando Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm February 18, 2020
The ultimate goals are to avoid penalties for non-compliance with state regulations; improve provider satisfaction, loyalty and recruitment measures; and increase patient satisfaction measures.
How to protect against the most pressing threat to healthcare clouds today
By Bill Siwicki 11:09 am February 14, 2020
The director of solutions architecture at a cloud vendor says the top threat is an insufficient protection of sensitive data both where physical and logical safeguards are implemented.
KPMG: 89% of healthcare execs say AI already is creating efficiencies in their health systems
By Bill Siwicki 01:29 pm February 13, 2020
A majority believe healthcare is ahead of other industries in AI adoption, but 37% say healthcare’s pace of AI implementation is too slow, according to the new KPMG report.
At HIMSS20, Philips to debut EMS system and AI capabilities for its HealthSuite
By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm February 13, 2020
The EMS system supports real-time data transfer and two-way communication to empower clinical decision making on the move. The AI capabilities will provide “transformative change,” an exec says.
Tech optimization: Peak performance for imaging technology
By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm February 12, 2020
Four experts in diagnostic imaging IT offer CIOs, CMOs and other leaders some best practices for making a complex technology work best for their own healthcare organizations.
InterSystems will spotlight its new interoperability hub at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 12:40 pm February 11, 2020
The vendor aims to transform healthcare interoperability with faster onboarding, easier maintenance, higher availability and lower costs, a company VP contends.

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