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.

Rather than be an asset, health data can quickly become a liability
By Bill Siwicki 11:23 am December 30, 2019
A cybersecurity expert discusses how digital risks and the needs of patient care turn health data into a liability, and that CIOs and CISOs must treat data as a living, breathing entity.
By Bill Siwicki 10:30 am December 26, 2019
At Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, 70% of patients complete a full interview, and 30% initially seeking out high-cost forms of care are redirected to lower, condition-appropriate forms of care.
By Bill Siwicki 10:07 am December 23, 2019
In 12 months at Penn State Health, telemedicine has resulted in travel savings of more than 8,780 miles, high patient satisfaction and reduced burden, and expansion of specialty care management programs.
Threat intelligence analyst documents, assesses 117 healthcare ransomware incidents
By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm December 20, 2019
For a variety of reasons, ransomware is difficult to comprehensively research, the expert notes. But he offers a look into the problem and has some advice for CISOs, and other security professionals.
Tech Optimization: secrets to getting the most from IT consulting engagements
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm December 19, 2019
Five health IT consultants with decades of experience offer healthcare C-suite and IT leaders expert advice on how best to work with outside consultants and get the most bang for the buck.
Patient engagement tech reaps $1 million annually for health system

Community Memorial Port Hueneme, part of the Community Memorial Health System based in Ventura, California.

By Bill Siwicki 12:11 pm December 18, 2019
Community Memorial Health System sees a 29% reduction in no-shows and an automatic way to fill cancellations, which all leads to more revenue.
By Bill Siwicki 12:01 pm December 17, 2019
The hospital developed the system that gathers data from the EHR, runs it through artificial intelligence, and delivers real-time warnings to clinicians.
Revisiting PwC’s report on the top issues facing healthcare in 2019
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm December 16, 2019
The consulting giant issued a forward-looking report in January 2019. Healthcare IT News went back to see what the report’s key issues look like at year’s end.
Technology Optimization: enriching healthcare communications
By Bill Siwicki 12:47 pm December 13, 2019
Four experts in communications tech discuss best practices for optimizing these systems in hospitals, health systems and group practices.
Providers innovated patient engagement and experience in 2019
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm December 12, 2019
Whether enabling patients to understand costs, helping them manage billing or reminding them to get to the doctor, healthcare organizations are harnessing technology to more effectively engage patients.

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