Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Epic booth sign at himss18
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm May 08, 2018
Excel Medical's Wave platform, now part of its TeleTrend and AlarmView apps, offers predictive algorithms to Epic EHR users.
patient checkin on tablet at doctor office

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By Bill Siwicki 03:24 pm May 07, 2018
With the new automation, LifeArts Integrated Health Center sees more patients per day while saving administrative staff nearly 20 hours a week.
Emergency Department security

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm May 04, 2018
SUNY Upstate Medical emergency department staff dealing with violent patients say the badges allow them to summon hospital public safety staff in just over a minute.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 02:08 pm May 02, 2018
Organizations said they will advance testing of a secure digital ID proof-of-concept program that is designed to reach millions of consumers, while Trusted Key also announced a $3 million round of funding.
big data analytics healthcare

University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:46 pm April 30, 2018
University Health System in Texas is using analytics and marketing technology to better identify community needs.
Baystate Health ACO

Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:12 am April 30, 2018
The health system, through its innovation center, worked with CarePort – which now helps it deliver better care for post-acute care patients.
Epic EHR UNC Health

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am April 27, 2018
Using the company's "Happy Together" tool, UNC was able to document 12 percent of A1c test completions and 8.1 percent of flu shot completions from external data sources.
population health HIE

Prince George's County Health Department in Cheverly, Maryland. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:23 pm April 25, 2018
Maryland's Prince George County integrated Chesapeake Regional Information System's patient data into a single population health management platform to improve outcomes and lower costs.
predictive analytics medical devices physician alerts

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By Bill Siwicki 07:24 am April 25, 2018
Virtua Memorial Hospital and vendor Bernoulli worked together to nearly eliminate respiratory depression alerts, enhance care and lower costs.
bug bounty program
By Bill Siwicki 01:25 pm April 23, 2018
While more organizations are warming to the concept of paying hackers to discover and report on security vulnerabilities, there's still some confusion and ambiguity about the idea.

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