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.

At RadNet, AI-fueled prior authorization tech shows promise
By Bill Siwicki 02:38 pm May 06, 2019
The radiology provider says up to 5,400 authorizations could be required per day. Automation of the process, while maintaining a human touch, has brought many efficiencies.
Kaufmann Clinic aims to boost revenue by 30% with telemedicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:52 pm May 03, 2019
"Telemedicine optimizes our practice's capabilities, and also improves our patients' outcomes," said Dr. Robert S. Kaufmann of the internal med practice.
Care management app reduces surgical complications, among other improvements, at health system
By Bill Siwicki 01:44 pm May 02, 2019
The impact of the app on the Providence St. Joseph Health care delivery experience is reflected in the fact that 94 percent of the patients who used it found it to be helpful.
Implementation best practices: Ringing up success with finance IT
By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm May 01, 2019
Five experts in financial information systems offer insights and tips for launching technology to help drive cost efficiencies and boost hospital bottom lines.
Telemedicine improves care, keeps patients in place at skilled nursing facility
By Bill Siwicki 04:03 pm April 30, 2019
Telehealth technology has helped the Friedwald Center reduce hospital transfers for falls by 90 percent, and transfers for dementia by 83 percent, among other quality improvements.
Enterprise service management software helps tame the Epic 'beast'
By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm April 29, 2019
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is able to customize best practice processes from the technology out of the box – helping manage Epic's many environments, constant requests and complicated infrastructure, one IT exec explains.
Cloud interoperability tech eases interface work at University of Louisville Hospital
By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm April 26, 2019
The hospital has been able to use the Amazon Web Services-based interface engine to send hundreds of millions of messages both internally and externally.
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.

The Daily Brief Newsletter