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.

By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm October 16, 2019
A blockchain expert explains for healthcare CIOs and CISOs how the distributed ledger technology can defend telehealth systems against hackers.
Solo practitioner gains 807 new patients in a year with help from practice growth tech
By Bill Siwicki 01:42 pm October 15, 2019
Also in that year, Dr. Angela Willis gained 81 new patient reviews and her website converted, on average each month, roughly 11.4% of all visitors into a booked appointment.
Joint task force to simplify merging personal health data into EHRs, drafts FHIR spec
By Bill Siwicki 11:33 am October 15, 2019
PCHAlliance and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise seek to enhance continuity of care by working on mobile health apps and personal health monitoring devices.
For one clinic, referral authorization tech cuts process from 5 minutes to 25 seconds

Pembroke Pines, Florida-based Primary Care Offices.

By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm October 14, 2019
Automation changed the payer administrative tasks landscape at Primary Care Offices. For example, the clinic has gone from one referral coordinator per physician to one per three.
By Bill Siwicki 11:40 am October 11, 2019
Margaret Laws, president and CEO of the social innovation lab, offers a preview of her keynote address at the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference, discussing the kinds of tools these young people want – and healthcare organizations would be wise to adopt.
Implementation best practices: Teeing up telemedicine
By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am October 10, 2019
Five telehealth technology experts share their decades of expertise, with advice to help healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders launch new telemedicine programs.
FDA’s bill of materials creates a cybersecurity blind spot for medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am October 09, 2019
A cybersecurity expert explains the bill, and offers advice on how CIOs and CISOs can overcome some of the challenges it presents.
Summa Health uses AI, analytics, NLP to innovate lung nodule care

Summa Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:59 pm October 08, 2019
In the first six months, a quality improvement initiative helped realize a 662% increase in the number of patients identified each month for follow-up – from eight per month to 61.
Atrium Health merges SDOH data into its Cerner EHR to improve care, trim costs

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:37 pm October 07, 2019
The North Carolina health system expects to see a decrease in emergency department utilization and readmission rates.
How Providence St. Joseph Health boosted its percentage of complete physician profiles

Providence St. Joseph Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm October 04, 2019
The health system used a new data management platform to combine 15 different provider databases, better enabling patients to schedule appointments online and through a new Patient Engagement Center.

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