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.

DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst deploys cloud-based drug knowledge to support Nebraska's PDMP.
IoT security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am March 15, 2018
Experts are anticipating the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in 2018 and beyond.
Michigan kicked its PDMP up a notch to clamp down on opioids
By Bill Siwicki 09:17 am March 14, 2018
Michigan, like much of the rest of this country, is in the midst of an opioid crisis. The number of opioid prescriptions, individuals in substance use disorder programs and, worst of all, opioid-related drug overdose deaths have all increased from 2011 to 2015 in the state.
Northwell Health hackathon

From left: Vish Anantraman, MD, chief innovation architect at Northwell Health, works with a student at Stony Brook University’s hackathon. Credit: Northwell Health

By Bill Siwicki 12:59 pm March 13, 2018
Northwell threw down two challenges and in return got several hackathon participants set up to interview for summer internships along with bright ideas to build on innovations that emerged from the event.
VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm March 12, 2018
The research evaluated how AI-based personalized physiology analytics could be applied to wearable biosensor data to predict when a patient might be at risk of hospitalization.
Healthy Nevada Project precision medicine study
By Bill Siwicki 02:29 pm March 12, 2018
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will invite an additional 40,000 Nevadans on March 15 to enroll in the study and have their DNA sequenced for in-depth research.
Patients engage doctors digitally, but don't share data
By Bill Siwicki 11:25 am March 09, 2018
Patients and physicians both are ready to engage with one another using digital tools, according to a new Ernst & Young national survey released at HIMSS18 this week.

(photo via Twitter)

By Bill Siwicki 10:38 am March 09, 2018
Validic launches a remote care monitoring platform, Veta Health unveils a data-driven system that syncs with EHRs, and the Medici for Doctors app uncorks a new communication feature.
Google Oracle precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 06:29 am March 09, 2018
GenomeWeb and Oracle Health Sciences reveal key survey results; WuXi NextCODE and Google Cloud partner; and 2bPrecise and The Innovation Institute collaborate on pharmacogenomics.

PerSoN Clinic includes real-time condition tracking, an online community, a private support group, an online library and a daily journal publication. (Photo via iOS store)

By Bill Siwicki 02:15 am March 09, 2018
PerSoN Clinic unwraps an engagement platform; Payfone and higi partner around kiosks; and Acxiom debuts its Patients Insights Package.

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