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.

Vendors debut AI X-ray system for COVID-19, give it away for free

A heatmap in the CAD4COVID AI X-ray system.

By Bill Siwicki 10:04 am April 06, 2020
Thirona and Delft Imaging have unveiled CAD4COVID, a tool to help triage COVID-19 cases and indicate the affected lung tissue.
Survey: Americans’ perceptions of telehealth in the COVID-19 era
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm April 03, 2020
Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they’d consider using telehealth to be remotely screened for COVID-19, and two-thirds said the pandemic has increased their willingness to try virtual care, a Sykes survey found.
Tech Optimization: Medical device and IoT operating secrets
By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm April 02, 2020
Three medical device experts – from Capsule Technologies, First Databank and Pivot Point Consulting – give CIOs, CMIOs, CMOs, CISOs and others some best practices for Internet of Things security and safety.
Northwell, UCSF, UNC using chatbot and related tech to manage COVID-19 patients

Examples of the chatbot technology in action at UCSF Health and Northwell Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:15 pm April 01, 2020
Just-released coronavirus-specific chatbots are delivering test results quicker and checking in on quarantined patients.
CPSI gives away new telemedicine system to combat the pandemic
By Bill Siwicki 11:45 am March 31, 2020
The health IT vendor and its subsidiary Get Real Health have unveiled, free to provider organizations through 2020.
A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19
By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm March 30, 2020
UPDATED WITH MORE VENDORS: Healthcare IT News offers this listing of telemedicine companies that can help hospitals and other provider organizations deliver quality virtual care.
Telehealth group practice offers free care to seniors nationwide during crisis
By Bill Siwicki 11:54 am March 27, 2020
CCS Healthcare is treating Medicare patients, and not charging any co-pays or other fees to patients.
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm March 26, 2020
Olympia, Washington-based Physicians of Southwest Washington is taking advantage of a health IT vendor’s free tech in an effort to gain efficiencies in coronavirus triaging and to see patients remotely.
Collective Medical debuts free tool to help public health response to pandemic
By Bill Siwicki 02:26 pm March 25, 2020
New functionality helps healthcare teams identify, track and isolate the community spread of COVID-19.
Mobile chatbot tech improves ER patient experience at Banner Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:05 pm March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, clinical teams also experienced workload relief because they were getting fewer duplicate questions – and dealing with fewer frustrated patients.

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