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.

How FHIR 4 will drive interoperability progress in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:10 pm April 25, 2019
Experts from across health IT, including members of the HL7 board and advisory council, say the new standard can do big things for data exchange, but it's not a cure-all.
Vanderbilt's AI-powered EHR voice assistant saves time for caregivers
By Bill Siwicki 03:14 pm April 23, 2019
The VEVA tool has helped improve caregiver productivity and efficiency – and providers appreciate that it reduces the number of clicks per query.
Marin General now spends $15,000 instead of $400,000 to protect its printers from cyber attack
By Bill Siwicki 01:25 pm April 22, 2019
Printers present a unique cybersecurity threat, and the provider organization was serious about protecting them and staying in compliance with HIPAA. It also was serious about ROI.
Identity and access management automation saves PeaceHealth hundreds of thousands of dollars

PeaceHealth, a 16,000-caregiver healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest with 10 hospitals and 250 ambulatory clinics.

By Bill Siwicki 03:38 pm April 19, 2019
Providers there also don't have to wait 28 days for access to Epic and other systems, and now receive full rights within two days.
Implementation best practices: The keys to launching an EHR
By Bill Siwicki 02:00 pm April 18, 2019
Four experts from Cerner, DrChrono, CTG and Chilmark Research offer healthcare CIOs and other executives and health IT workers crucial advice for successfully getting electronic health records up and running.
Sidney Regional Medical updates internet to fiber: eliminates downtime, adds telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm April 16, 2019
The upgrade to network infrastructure meant big changes for the rural health system in the Nebraska panhandle, where great connectivity for small towns is uncommon.
All-in-one practice management system enables a fivefold increase in patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm April 15, 2019
Advanced Behavioral Health's practice management, billing, scheduling and clinical data collection system has reaped the practice many rewards, including reducing time spent on billing from three hours to 30 minutes per week.
AI-powered voice note taking saves OrthoAtlanta an hour per physician per day
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm April 12, 2019
Since deploying speech recognition and integrating it with its athenahealth EHR, the group practice has seen the average note completion time drop from 4.8 minutes to 1.6 minutes per note.
What you need to know about healthcare APIs and interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 12:41 pm April 11, 2019
Three experts discuss how application programming interfaces help enable system interoperability, and describe what the role of APIs will be in the future.
How to ensure interoperable data is usable by caregivers
By Bill Siwicki 11:15 am April 11, 2019
Three high-profile physician IT leaders offer their takes and advice on the usability of data brought together by interoperability technologies and standards.

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