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.

Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation

Hospitals use an app for remote interpretation services to connects providers with qualified medical interpreters to assist with population health management projects.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm May 21, 2018
Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.
next generation EHRs on mobile
By Bill Siwicki 08:51 am May 21, 2018
EHRs will feature automation analytics, telemedicine, genomics and more in the not-too-distant future.
healthcare DMARC email attacks
By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm May 18, 2018
The Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance standard can help hospitals protect against ransomware and phishing, but is only successfully used by 1.7 percent of large healthcare organizations.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.
post-op recovery app for patients used by hospitals

SeemlessMD app is among the apps utilized in hospitals to deliver customized daily lessons to those with scheduled surgeries to help better prepare for surgery and assist with post-op recovery.

By Bill Siwicki 02:54 pm May 16, 2018
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center's new workflow includes a customized app for surgical patients who don’t have easy access to physicians.
genomics company analyzing dna sample data
By Bill Siwicki 12:05 pm May 15, 2018
The vendor seeks to advance precision medicine through its next-generation sequencing technology and genomic data analytics.
hospital nurse on phone with patient

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary.

By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm May 14, 2018
The multi-specialty group practice undertook a large project to use analytics and reduce emergency room utilization – and it worked.
next generation analytics reviewed by doctor on EHR
By Bill Siwicki 09:11 am May 14, 2018
Hospitals should expect orders of magnitude more data – but will also see emerging tools such as artificial intelligence and 5G connectivity helping to put both structured and unstructured information to work.
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth mobile stroke care vehicles

A view into the NewYork-Presbyterian's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.

By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm May 10, 2018
When every second counts, treating stroke patients in an ambulance setting with telemedicine means the median time between vehicle arrival to treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA is 31 minutes.
Epic booth sign at himss18
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm May 08, 2018
Excel Medical's Wave platform, now part of its TeleTrend and AlarmView apps, offers predictive algorithms to Epic EHR users.

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