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.

Tech optimization: Keeping infrastructure tech rock solid
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm February 27, 2020
Three healthcare IT infrastructure experts offer best practices for ensuring the foundational technologies are running optimally.
MIMIT Health integrates EHR and CRM, slashes patient data entry time

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, founder and CEO of MIMIT Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm February 26, 2020
The multi-specialty group saved two hours of data entry time per patient per day by integrating its Salesforce CRM with its Medstreaming EHR using Bridge Connector integration technology.
Vocera to unveil ambient voice listening tech at HIMSS20

A physician wears Vocera's Smartbadge, which now will feature ambient voice listening capabilities.

By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm February 26, 2020
Caregivers with the clinical communications vendor’s Smartbadge can say “Hey, Vocera,” to initiate calls, voice messages, responses to events and alerts, or broadcasts to care teams or rapid response teams.
InstaMed points HIMSS20 attendees toward price transparency, consumerism and interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm February 25, 2020
These are three trends the healthcare payments network sees as most impactful surrounding this year’s global conference.
Healthcare should approach consumer-generated data cautiously, expert says
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm February 24, 2020
Dr. Eldesia Granger of The MITRE Corporation guides healthcare leaders on how to work with consumer-generated data. At HIMSS20, she’ll highlight MITRE’s framework for handling this emerging information source.
Is synthetic data the key to healthcare clinical and business intelligence?

The open source synthetic data source, Synthea. (Diagram courtesy of The MITRE Corporation.)

By Bill Siwicki 11:38 am February 21, 2020
At HIMSS20, Robert Lieberthal, an economist at The MITRE Corporation, will offer a deep dive into synthetic data, showing how it can help health systems achieve cost efficiencies.
Why patients and providers need a model patient data use agreement
By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm February 20, 2020
The health and wellness data group lead at The MITRE Corporation offers a sneak preview of her HIMSS20 session on the topic.
At HIMSS20, Innovaccer will unveil unified patient record for care team collaboration
By Bill Siwicki 11:26 am February 20, 2020
The interface of this new proprietary model will enable the collection of data from the full range of a patient’s healthcare experiences and provide a complete view of that patient for a care team, the company says.
RTLS tech, and changes learned from it, save hospital $1 million per year

Adventist Health White Memorial.

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am February 19, 2020
Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.
Orlando Health implements care coordination tech to comply with state law and more

Orlando Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm February 18, 2020
The ultimate goals are to avoid penalties for non-compliance with state regulations; improve provider satisfaction, loyalty and recruitment measures; and increase patient satisfaction measures.

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