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.

How MedStar Health went from 2 to 4,150 daily telehealth visits in two months

MedStar Health headquarters.

By Bill Siwicki 01:31 pm May 14, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the health system very quickly brought in new telemedicine tech that has enabled 100,000 video visits between March 13 and May 1.
Innovaccer debuts FHIR-enabled data activation platform
By Bill Siwicki 04:49 pm May 13, 2020
The product is designed to address new ONC and CMS rules to implement interoperability and patient-access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The rules promote HL7’s FHIR.
The forces driving healthcare to a multi-cloud environment
By Bill Siwicki 12:08 pm May 13, 2020
A HIMSS20 Digital speaker lays out the industry developments pushing more healthcare provider organizations to consider multi-cloud technology.
Tech optimization: Unlocking the promise of precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm May 12, 2020
In this special report, seven experts in personalized medicine – from Accenture, CereCore, Chilmark Research, Deloitte and Orion Health – offer best practices for optimizing technology to help health systems advance innovation.
First-ever Cerner ‘virtual go-live’ helps one hospital roll out EHR during pandemic

Tennessee's Macon Community Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:11 pm May 11, 2020
To avoid exposure to COVID-19, staff at rural Macon Community Hospital worked with Cerner associates to take the implementation process online.
How athenahealth’s EHR FaceTime feature is helping a solo practice during COVID-19

The location of the practice of Dr. Mamdouh Riad, a solo practitioner in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

By Bill Siwicki 12:54 pm May 08, 2020
Since mid-March, Dr. Mamdouh Riad has been able to see an average of 30 patients per day via the mobile FaceTime integration and has converted 85-90% of patients to telehealth.
Getting to accurate electronic clinical quality measures can be a challenge
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm May 07, 2020
In a HIMSS20 Digital session, the director of clinical quality informatics at Memorial Hermann Health System walks through eCQM difficulties along with some solutions.
A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors
By Bill Siwicki 12:38 pm May 06, 2020
Now more than ever, in the midst of a pandemic, healthcare IT leaders can use a comprehensive listing of companies that make technologies that help keep tabs on patients from afar.
FHIR-based system for EHRs cut search time from 3 minutes to 5 seconds
By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm May 05, 2020
The Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana Network for Patient Care and the Indiana Health Information Exchange provide access to the nation’s largest inter-organizational clinical data repository.
Smart buildings present a unique healthcare cybersecurity threat
By Bill Siwicki 12:05 pm May 04, 2020
An expert in the systems that make up a smart building gives healthcare CIOs and CISOs a lay of the land.

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