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.

Clinical decision support systems will surpass EHRs as prime caregiver interface: report
By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 20, 2019
Health IT vendors are building greater flexibility into clinical decision support systems so they can optimally function in a dynamic healthcare environment, Frost & Sullivan finds in a new report.
An identity and access management expert illustrates this critical area of information security and offers tips on how to best control who is accessing protected health information (PHI).
By Bill Siwicki 01:39 pm August 20, 2019
An identity and access management expert illustrates this critical area of information security and offers tips on how to best control who is accessing protected health information.
Carolinas Medical Center deploys smartphone-based communications tech for caregivers

800-bed Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By Bill Siwicki 11:11 am August 20, 2019
Atrium Health’s flagship hospital sees the cloud-based clinical communications platform enabling reduced length of stay, reduced readmission rates and faster delivery of critical care to patients.
Mobile clinical communications saves Valley Medical Center tens of millions of dollars

UW Medicine Valley Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am August 20, 2019
The communications system, integrated with the provider’s Epic EHR, is used throughout most of the medical center, and it has helped the organization boost HCAHPS scores in almost every measure.
Interoperability: Health data-sharing is lacking inside and outside of hospitals, survey says
By Bill Siwicki 10:51 am August 19, 2019
A new Center for Connected Medicine/HIMSS Media survey of healthcare tech leaders shows that most hospitals and health systems are depending on a single, integrated EHR to solve their interoperability woes.
Critical security tips for provider CIOs using public clouds
By Bill Siwicki 12:05 pm August 16, 2019
Two healthcare CIOs and one deputy CISO offer their expert advice to their peers, explaining how to ensure security is wrapped up tight when working with public clouds.
Implementation best practices: Getting in the revenue cycle
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm August 15, 2019
Five experts in revenue cycle management IT offer wide-ranging best practices and advantageous tips for launching the technology at healthcare provider organizations.
How healthcare CIOs and CISOs can handle identity and access management
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm August 14, 2019
An expert in the strategies and technologies surrounding identity and access management walks through today’s challenges and discusses how provider organizations can best secure this key area.
How one provider gained $306,000 in new revenue with patient relationship management tech

Spooner Physical Therapy.

By Bill Siwicki 01:16 pm August 13, 2019
A physical therapy group in Arizona offers lessons to other types of health organizations seeking to improve patient satisfaction, give caregivers more time with patients and boost their bottom lines.
Magellan Health uses smartphone-based AI tech to help Hep C patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm August 12, 2019
The Arizona payer’s use of advanced video technology offers lessons for healthcare provider organizations seeking to improve medication adherence and more.

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