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.

Virginia links all of its ERs to improve care, trim costs

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam with Bruce Lo, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm July 31, 2018
The ability to view information on a patient's 10 previous ED visits across different health systems saved on unneeded imaging tests and prevented the prescription of narcotics, one physician said.
biometrics entering new era in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:19 am July 30, 2018
Hospitals, consultants and tech vendors explain what’s happening now and where biometrics are headed.
Chesapeake Regional uses big data and analytics to screen smokers for lung cancer

Credit: Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm July 27, 2018
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare sought to motivate smokers to get screened and used cloud-based analytics and marketing technology to successfully target them.
By Bill Siwicki 01:58 pm July 25, 2018
The open source machine learning technology is applied to CT scans and can assist physicians in better analyzing lung cancer, potentially saving lives.
integrating AI into Epic EHR to improve diagnoses

Credit: University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine on Facebook

By Bill Siwicki 09:26 am July 25, 2018
The department of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland uses imaging-oriented technology as a virtual specialist in the ER.
Lurie Children's Hospital cut its reference checking time to 3 days
By Bill Siwicki 08:53 am July 24, 2018
Some 4,000 physician and nurse candidates have been entered into the Chicago hospital's hiring system, with a nearly 90 percent completion rate, the director of talent acquisition says.
Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon is using AI, machine learning to improve care
By Bill Siwicki 01:47 pm July 23, 2018
Efficiencies gained have allowed the Hill Physicians Medical Group to increase the number of patient charts collected for risk adjustment efforts by more than 200 percent.
next-gen precision medicine will focus on consumerism, EHR integration
By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am July 23, 2018
Experts say emerging tools could become as important to precision medicine as HTML is to the web.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.

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