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.

Implementation best practices: Kicking off quality and safety tech
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm August 29, 2019
Five experts in healthcare quality and safety technologies offer CIOs and other health IT workers in-depth tips and best practices for implementing these tools effectively.
Biohacking connected devices: What IT leaders need to know about the ‘Internet of Humans’
By Bill Siwicki 03:27 pm August 28, 2019
A cybersecurity expert offers a comprehensive and in-depth look into an emerging area of healthcare security, and offers tips for healthcare execs on what they can do and where they can look for answers.
AI-powered location services and Wi-Fi boosts patient and visitor satisfaction

Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida.

By Bill Siwicki 02:30 pm August 27, 2019
Veterans and guests at Orlando VA Medical Center were getting lost, and many were late for appointments. A new wayfinding technology application is changing all that.
How University of Rochester uses AI to reduce risk of failed follow-up

The University of Rochester Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm August 26, 2019
The University of Rochester Medical Center uses analytics with natural language processing to support the organization’s Backstop tracking program at six of its hospitals. It has seen a 29% increase in the recommended examination completion rate.
Data breach of nearly 10,000 people at Massachusetts General
By Bill Siwicki 01:30 pm August 23, 2019
“Another case of data breach déjà vu,” said one of four security experts who chime in.
Health data aggregation platform helps Northwest Physician Network drastically reduce ER care

Northwest Physicians Network in Tacoma, Washington.

By Bill Siwicki 12:40 pm August 23, 2019
The independent physician association in collaboration with community providers and EMS services has seen a 44% drop in 911 calls, 47% reduction in EMS transport, 36% reduction in ED visits, 42% reduction in hospital admissions and 31% decrease in observation stays.
The VA and others pioneer eHealth Exchange health information network infrastructure
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm August 22, 2019
With more than 75% of all hospitals in America and 61 regional and state health information exchanges participating in the nationwide eHealth Exchange, the evolution from point-to-point connections to a one-gateway solution will dramatically increase connectivity for the entire country, the exchange contended.
Mayo Clinic CIO discusses data-sharing, interoperability, HL7 FHIR standard
By Bill Siwicki 01:44 pm August 21, 2019
Christopher J. Ross is a proponent of healthcare organizations coming together to solve the data-sharing problem. He’ll be addressing this issue and more at the upcoming HIMSS Health 2.0 13th Annual Conference.
Sheba Medical Center validates machine learning-based meds decision support tech
By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm August 21, 2019
The provider organization has published a study that validates the clinical impact of health IT vendor MedAware’s machine learning-enabled patient safety platform designed to minimize medication-related risks.
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.

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