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.

UC San Diego Health opens California’s first senior ER unit
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm January 10, 2019
The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department is designed specially for geriatric patients who may be fragile and confused upon entering an ER.
At HIMSS19, HSBlox will debut blockchain tech for clinical trials
By Bill Siwicki 12:41 pm January 10, 2019
Digital Sample Manager leverages distributed ledger technology to bring improved visibility, transparency and tracking to the chain of custody in clinical trials.
9th Annual Intelligent Health Pavilion to highlight HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 04:22 pm January 09, 2019
Five conferences within one pavilion, focusing on virtual reality, wearables, AI, voice and the Internet of Things – and how these technologies can work together to improve care.
By Bill Siwicki 09:01 am January 09, 2019
The company will be showing an open scalable platform for managing devices, centralizing storage and providing on-demand analytics, among other capabilities at HIMSS19.
U of Iowa saves $600,000 a year with new radiology workflow

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

By Bill Siwicki 01:03 pm January 08, 2019
The provider organization created the position of reading room coordinator who relieves the resident or radiologists from administrative tasks so they can concentrate on reading the imaging exam.
By Bill Siwicki 09:05 am January 08, 2019
Conventional IT has had years to implement programs for securing assets and data, but the protection of the Internet of Medical Things is not yet at the same maturity level.
At UChicago Medicine, patient satisfaction scores soar with digital rounds

UChicago Medicine.

By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm January 07, 2019
After the provider organization implemented its new patient experience and engagement program along with digitized rounding, HCAHPS scores jumped 30 points.
Personalized Health Experience Pavilion to debut at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 01:42 pm January 04, 2019
The message of the 60 exhibitors and 12 sessions: That health information technology is not just for providers or payers but now directly impacts the individual patient.
CareMount reduces total cost to collect by 25% on its way to value-based care

New York’s CareMount Medical.

By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm January 03, 2019
The provider organization has been working with a health IT and services vendor with a two-solution strategy that is enabling the organization’s transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value.
Oak Street Health decision support system reduces readmissions by 26%

Chicago-based Oak Street Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:43 pm January 02, 2019
Its homegrown Canopy system is an example of the type of platform that value-based models of the future will need to deliver evidence-based care in a complex care ecosystem.

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