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.

 

By Bill Siwicki 11:09 am March 24, 2017
UCHealth in Denver tested CareLoop’s real-time social feed of information and messages and found that 96 percent of patients responded well to the experience. The feed, which is akin to Facebook for emergency departments, delivers messages from caregivers, questions from patients, test results, explanation of care delivered, what to expect next and more. This way, patients have a live feed giving...
By Bill Siwicki 11:44 am March 20, 2017
Care coordination is critical to the success of population health efforts as it brings all of the moving parts of healthcare together on the same track. Care Managers at Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities, are constantly in motion, tasked with digging into EHRs, compiling data, while also...
By Bill Siwicki 04:55 pm February 27, 2017
Telemedicine technology vendor Zipnosis launched a new claims processing functionality with partner MultiCare Health System and integration partner PokitDok, at HIMSS17. MultiCare developed a strategy to offer its virtual care platform - powered by Zipnosis - to employees and dependents as a covered benefit and wanted to make the claims process a seamless, behind-the-scenes event. “We determined...
By Bill Siwicki 05:58 pm February 22, 2017
Medisafe, a technology vendor that markets a personalized medication management platform, has unveiled at HIMSS17 a new feature that alerts users of possible drug-to-drug interactions that may cause unexpected side effects and/or alter the way medications perform. The interactions feature also includes disclosures when medications have other lifestyle implications, such as interactions with...
By Bill Siwicki 12:56 pm February 21, 2017
Lenovo Health has joined forces with Orbita, a connected home healthcare technology vendor, to unveil a virtual home care system at HIMSS17 based on two recently debuted products: Lenovo Smart Assistant and Orbita Voice. Lenovo's Smart Assistant, first previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is a voice-controlled speaker for the home that combines the Amazon Alexa voice platform...
By Bill Siwicki 03:45 pm October 19, 2016
Seventy-eight percent of business professionals, including healthcare executives, believe the threat from the so-called Internet of Radios will increase in the next 12 months, according to a new study from Bastille Networks Internet Security, a vendor of enterprise threat detection technology and services. The Internet of Radios is the collection of Internet of Things, mobile, medical and other...
By Bill Siwicki 10:06 am February 18, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday cited backdoor access to health records as just one of many violations of privacy the FBI would be guilty of if the iPhone maker agreed to create a means to unlock a user’s smartphone. Cook made the argument in an open letter strongly rebuffing the U.S. government’s efforts to get Apple to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the terrorists involved in the December...