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.

Next gen quality and safety for healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 10:25 am June 11, 2018
In the future, patients will have more access to their own data and more communication channels with their extended care team.
By Bill Siwicki 08:29 am June 08, 2018
The specialty practice only had to expand support staff by 20 percent to keep pace.
AI and deep learning with GPU chips help doctors review medical records and images
By Bill Siwicki 10:16 am June 04, 2018
Hospitals say the AI method is in use today automating things humans do well but don't have the time for – and there's much more to come.
Text-based tool reduces patient no-shows
By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am May 31, 2018
Riverside Medical Clinic's no-show rate was 10 percent just after the platform go-live – it was 3 percent just a month later, clearly suggesting a patient preference for texting over phone calls.
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation

King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm May 29, 2018
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation threshold to 77 percent and e-prescribing to 52 percent.
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Credit: Google Street View

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm May 25, 2018
Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.
Next-gen patient engagement
By Bill Siwicki 08:08 am May 25, 2018
Hospitals are shaping always-on consumer experiences with cutting-edge digital health tools as well as scheduling apps, workflow tools and more ways to access care.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
confirming identification for data security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:58 am May 24, 2018
After audits revealed several gaps in identity management, the health system turned to an IG vendor to help it understand which users have access to what and, more importantly, ensure users have the right access to data.
nurse burnout
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm May 22, 2018
Health IT can often contribute to frustrations, but smart and well-designed technology can offload work, streamline processes and generally make nurses' lives easier.

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