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.

Via referral tech, HIE reaches 15% reduction in ER utilization among high-risk pop
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm March 05, 2020
Great Lakes Health Connect also saves five minutes per referral request. Statewide referral-technology deployment spans more than 11,229 users at 824 different organizations.
American Well to preview TV-based telemedicine for the home at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 11:05 am March 05, 2020
The new device, CarePort, is designed to allow caregivers to easily hook up with patients in their homes. The vendor's CEO eyes enabling senior citizens to stay at home, not the hospital.
Health Catalyst points HIMSS20 attendees toward three AI trends
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm March 04, 2020
The artificial-intelligence-powered healthcare information technology vendor discusses delayed AI results, algorithmic bias and attracting data science talent.
Pharmacy IT helps Vanderbilt save $35 million annually on inpatient drugs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am March 03, 2020
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s pharmacy and therapeutics committee and health IT teams worked together on getting optimal drugs prescribed and dispensed.
Amazon Alexa now using First Databank drug information to answer med questions
By Bill Siwicki 11:31 am March 03, 2020
Specialized answers about medication information were created specifically for the ambient voice-enabled service.
Transfer center tech boosts Banner Health’s revenue by $26.4 million

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

By Bill Siwicki 12:49 pm March 02, 2020
The health system estimates referral volume grew 16.5% last year, adding 3,308 more patients than the previous year.
Athenahealth CISO describes the company’s new ‘internal offensive’ security strategy
By Bill Siwicki 11:45 am February 28, 2020
“We no longer can rely on traditional security controls like vulnerability scans and periodic penetration tests to assure our stakeholders that our systems are keeping up with the rate and pace with which attacks occur,” says Taylor Lehmann.
Tech optimization: Keeping infrastructure tech rock solid
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm February 27, 2020
Three healthcare IT infrastructure experts offer best practices for ensuring the foundational technologies are running optimally.
MIMIT Health integrates EHR and CRM, slashes patient data entry time

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, founder and CEO of MIMIT Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm February 26, 2020
The multi-specialty group saved two hours of data entry time per patient per day by integrating its Salesforce CRM with its Medstreaming EHR using Bridge Connector integration technology.
Vocera to unveil ambient voice listening tech at HIMSS20

A physician wears Vocera's Smartbadge, which now will feature ambient voice listening capabilities.

By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm February 26, 2020
Caregivers with the clinical communications vendor’s Smartbadge can say “Hey, Vocera,” to initiate calls, voice messages, responses to events and alerts, or broadcasts to care teams or rapid response teams.

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