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.

Mobile chatbot tech improves ER patient experience at Banner Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:05 pm March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, clinical teams also experienced workload relief because they were getting fewer duplicate questions – and dealing with fewer frustrated patients.
Clinical AI vendor Jvion unveils COVID Community Vulnerability Map
By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm March 24, 2020
The map identifies populations likely to experience severe outcomes once infected – and the socioeconomic drivers for such a risk, helping providers allocate resources.
Caregility unveils mobile telehealth app, gives it away to fight pandemic
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm March 23, 2020
Clinicians can start video consults from their mobile devices and connect directly with patient bedside-camera systems, according to the company, which will give the technology free to clients to help combat COVID-19.
AI algorithm IDs abnormal chest X-rays from COVID-19 patients
By Bill Siwicki 11:13 am March 23, 2020
“Instant triage” capability from could speed diagnosis of COVID-19 and help ensure resources are allocated properly.
Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, burdens, adaptation
By Bill Siwicki 03:09 pm March 19, 2020
Telehealth tech is in the spotlight for coronavirus care. And it’s helping. But what are its limitations, and how are hospitals adapting?
By Bill Siwicki 11:38 am March 18, 2020
The healthcare analytics vendor's systems and service are focused on patient tracking, public health surveillance and staff-augmentation support.
Health system uses telehealth to steer patients away from ER, urgent care

WakeMed Health and Hospitals Raleigh Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:33 pm March 17, 2020
At WakeMed Health and Hospitals, 61% of patients who used virtual urgent care would have gone to an urgent care facility; 14% would have gone to an emergency room.
The suboptimal state of healthcare security – and how to improve it
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm March 16, 2020
An expert offers an in-depth look at where cybersecurity is in healthcare today and gives advice on how healthcare CIOs and CISOs can best protect their assets.
Biofourmis’ AI-fueled remote monitoring tech provides insights in fight against COVID-19

The Biovitals Sentinel analytics system that Biofourmis customized for COVID-19.

By Bill Siwicki 12:11 pm March 13, 2020
Program administered by The University of Hong Kong has international implications and applications; clinicians leverage wearables and AI to accelerate disease surveillance and interventions.
Wayfinding helps Abbott Northwestern patients navigate 2.7 million square feet
By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm March 12, 2020
A tip from the director of information services: Never rely on WiFi or cellular networking. Always use Bluetooth beacons inside hospitals.

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