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.

speciality EHR

Centegra Hospital Huntley in Illinois. Credit: Centegra Health

By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am April 06, 2018
The emergency department EHR enables caregivers to document with much greater speed, which helped knock down the door-to-doc wait time from 67 minutes to less than 30.
Vanderbilt creates AI and NLP voice assistant for Epic EHR

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 06:23 am April 05, 2018
Caregivers can interact with the EHR using natural language queries and more quickly get the answers they need in an unobtrusive manner.
American Academy of Family Physicians partners with Zipnosis for telemedicine platform
By Bill Siwicki 01:49 pm April 03, 2018
The partnership stems from a 2017 AAFP member survey designed to identify new programs and services.
Seqster tool for alzheimers

A screenshot of  Seqster's aggregation tool for Alzheimer's care. Credit:  Seqster

By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm April 02, 2018
Seqster's aggregation allows for improved care now, as well as the ability to pass on Alzheimer's care data to future generations of the family, opening up invaluable resources to the research community.
Clinical collaboration cancer center

Centra Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:06 pm March 27, 2018
The tool has led to a complete restructuring of Centra Health's entire patient navigation process, says one clinician.
telehealth e-consults
By Bill Siwicki 02:11 pm March 26, 2018
Primary care physicians initiate completely digital consults with specialists, from within the health system's electronic health record.
Mercy Hospital Network cut nursing leakage by $4.3 million

Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:21 am March 26, 2018
Staff created the dashboard for tracking multiple performance metrics, including leakage.
How Canopy Health reduced mobile app development costs by 70%

Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, is among the Canopy Health providers. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am March 22, 2018
After switching to a cloud-based Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform and agile development tactics, the ACN can now launch an app for $148,800 – compared to $496,000 using the Waterfall methodology.
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.
Pitfalls to avoid with third-party security vendors

A view from the Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm March 19, 2018
Cybersecurity experts offer valuable advice on dealing with third parties because while a third party may be responsible for a breach, it's the healthcare organization that is accountable.

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