Bill Siwicki is Features Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has 32 years of experience in journalism, with nearly 20 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance, along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.
By Bill Siwicki 07:58 am April 01, 2016
Running security and IT under a CFO or chief administrative officer is bound to be problematic because they typically lack a technology background. One expert's alternative: Empower CIOs and all employees to innovate a culture of security.
By Bill Siwicki 08:02 am March 30, 2016
Each has pros and cons, including accuracy, price and the potential to scare patients with Big Brother-like perceptions. And biometric technology is evolving quickly enough that hospitals need to frequently evaluate options.
By Bill Siwicki 09:17 am March 28, 2016
Many analytics programs are well underway but demand more resources, while just as many are nascent and require more development, Stoltenberg Consulting said.
By Bill Siwicki 04:08 pm March 24, 2016
Substance use disorder treatment centers are notoriously behind in technology, but Kemah Palms Recovery has implemented the tracking tech and an EHR to improve outcomes and report value.
By Bill Siwicki 07:42 am March 24, 2016
CIO Craig Richardville said Carolinas has reduced its duplicate medical records error rate from 2.9 percent to 0.01 percent using the ID and authentication technology in conjunction with its master patient index.
By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am March 23, 2016
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Federal Trade Commission official have called for greater protections against and notifications of ransomware attacks – and bolstered cybersecurity for healthcare overall.
Exec quits over patient safety concerns weeks before Epic go-live; hospital fires back that EHR will be safe
By Bill Siwicki 11:05 am March 18, 2016
A whistleblower blog claimed many other executives within the NYC Health + Hospitals EHR project were deeply concerned. But the health system countered that the electronic health record software would be ready by implementation.
By Bill Siwicki 03:23 pm March 15, 2016
While mobile apps are new enough on the care delivery scene that many providers have only begun dabbling, consumers are sending a strong message that forward-thinking hospital executives can translate into an opportunity for improving population health management programs.
By Bill Siwicki 02:17 pm March 15, 2016
As 67 percent of healthcare organizations have population health management programs in place, experts say information technology is key in making them work.
By Bill Siwicki 01:30 pm March 15, 2016
First-mover health systems are already using telehealth services to successfully manage patient populations and lower healthcare costs. Take Essentia Health, for instance.
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