Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Features Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 18 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance, along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

The Institute for Family Health’s Family Health Center of Harlem.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm August 07, 2020
The Institute for Family Health was mostly using telephone consults during COVID-19’s peak in New York. Now it’s going on a tech shopping spree to better care for patients – and boost revenue.
Reading Hospital extracts powerful results from SDOH tech/Epic EHR combo
By Bill Siwicki 10:55 am August 06, 2020
9,000 community referral summaries have been generated for positively screened patients; 6,000 referrals to community service agencies have been created for high-risk screened patients.
Greene County General quickly transitions school telehealth to countywide program

Lisa Bredeweg conducting a telehealth visit at Greene County General Hospital’s My Linton Clinic.

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am August 05, 2020
The pandemic forced the change, which it adeptly handled. Now it’s using FCC award funds to purchase additional telemedicine technology.
Lifestyle Medical’s RPM program shows improved outcomes during pandemic

Lifestyle Medical Founder Dr. Wayne Dysinger and one of his patients in one of the practice’s unusual consulting rooms.

By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am August 04, 2020
Not only have the practice’s patients’ chronic health problems improved, but those patients stayed connected during COVID-19’s stay-at-home orders.
Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

By Bill Siwicki 12:28 pm August 03, 2020
To protect kids, families and staff during the pandemic, the organization expanded telemedicine offerings, supporting a 5,500% growth in virtual visits in less than a month.
Advanced analytics align nursing resources more accurately

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am July 31, 2020
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, with the efficiency gained through Cerner EHR-linked analytics, has reduced the time spent aligning daily staffing by 70 hours per week.
Virtua Health cuts no-shows & costs with cloud patient transport platform
By Bill Siwicki 12:51 pm July 30, 2020
Soon to be integrated with the health system’s Epic EHR, the transport system has achieved, among other things, a more than 50% reduction in average cost per ride and a 20% improvement in inpatient bed availability.
Community Medical transforms with patient relationship management tool

Community Medical Center in Falls Park, Nebraska.

By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am July 29, 2020
By taking advantage of text messaging, the small critical access hospital and its associated clinics improved quality, reduced no-shows, decreased staff burnout and boosted revenue.
Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 11:23 am July 28, 2020
This special report brings together four telemedicine experts from Amwell, Caregility, Eko and emocha Health to offer best practices for optimal technology performance.
Mayo Clinic uses $1M in FCC funds for connected devices to expand telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm July 27, 2020
Today the high-profile provider is using its expansive, multistate telemedicine programs to best serve COVID-19 patients.

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