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.

To protect against coronavirus, OhMD offers free version of its patient texting platform
By Bill Siwicki 12:12 pm March 09, 2020
Hospitals and group practices can obtain the patient texting technology at no cost to help protect their caregivers and patients from unnecessary contact.
Texas Hospital Association, care.ai partner for AI-fueled autonomous monitoring

Care.ai’s edge sensors can autonomously monitor for conditions where timely human care can improve outcomes and mitigate risk.

By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm March 06, 2020
The partnership is designed to deliver real-time awareness for better outcomes and significant cost savings while making care more human with the power of AI, the organizations say.
By Bill Siwicki 12:55 pm March 06, 2020
Five healthcare interoperability experts – including pros at Boston Children’s Hospital and Medicomp Systems – discuss best practices for unsurpassed data and systems exchange.
Via referral tech, HIE reaches 15% reduction in ER utilization among high-risk pop
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm March 05, 2020
Great Lakes Health Connect also saves five minutes per referral request. Statewide referral-technology deployment spans more than 11,229 users at 824 different organizations.
American Well to preview TV-based telemedicine for the home at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 11:05 am March 05, 2020
The new device, CarePort, is designed to allow caregivers to easily hook up with patients in their homes. The vendor's CEO eyes enabling senior citizens to stay at home, not the hospital.
Health Catalyst points HIMSS20 attendees toward three AI trends
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm March 04, 2020
The artificial-intelligence-powered healthcare information technology vendor discusses delayed AI results, algorithmic bias and attracting data science talent.
Pharmacy IT helps Vanderbilt save $35 million annually on inpatient drugs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am March 03, 2020
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s pharmacy and therapeutics committee and health IT teams worked together on getting optimal drugs prescribed and dispensed.
Amazon Alexa now using First Databank drug information to answer med questions
By Bill Siwicki 11:31 am March 03, 2020
Specialized answers about medication information were created specifically for the ambient voice-enabled service.
Transfer center tech boosts Banner Health’s revenue by $26.4 million

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

By Bill Siwicki 12:49 pm March 02, 2020
The health system estimates referral volume grew 16.5% last year, adding 3,308 more patients than the previous year.
Athenahealth CISO describes the company’s new ‘internal offensive’ security strategy
By Bill Siwicki 11:45 am February 28, 2020
“We no longer can rely on traditional security controls like vulnerability scans and periodic penetration tests to assure our stakeholders that our systems are keeping up with the rate and pace with which attacks occur,” says Taylor Lehmann.

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