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.

By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm January 13, 2020
Five health IT experts from patient experience and patient engagement IT vendor GetWellNetwork open up about what they are seeing as important trends this year.
How one ACO saved $55 million in three years with care coordination tech

Catalyst Health Network in Dallas, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 12:37 pm January 10, 2020
The new technology enabled Catalyst Health Network to achieve all of its care management goals and create a fully connected information highway, its president says.
Tech Optimization: Tips for making EHRs work for your staff and enable organizational goals
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm January 09, 2020
Five top electronic health record systems experts offer healthcare C-suite executives and IT leaders some valuable best practices for getting the most out of their EHR investments.
Contract modeling tech helps Owensboro Health steer clear of a costly deal
By Bill Siwicki 12:12 pm January 08, 2020
The health system’s biggest payer presented it with a contract the payer said would net Owensboro $12 million a year. The health system’s financial IT said something quite different.
Coordination tech enhances care at The Steadman Clinic

The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

By Bill Siwicki 02:00 pm January 07, 2020
“We have had the most success with the communication between the patients and the surgeon’s staff to keep the rehabilitation progression moving forward,” a rehab coordinator says.
By Bill Siwicki 10:30 am January 07, 2020
Three experts from different areas of the health IT field discuss how artificial intelligence is going to play a larger role in the year ahead.
University tests AI-powered ‘radiology assistant’
By Bill Siwicki 12:12 pm January 03, 2020
The NYU School of Medicine’s technology enables radiologists to see images the way they currently see them, then, if they deem necessary, ask the AI for its opinion. Results to date are impressive.
Rural hospital improves meds reconciliation via AI automation into EHR

King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm January 02, 2020
Automated sig translation system created time savings of 34 hours per month for clinicians, translating into about $11,000 in recaptured nursing productivity over 12 months. Further, 30-day readmission rate fell from 6.2% to 5.5%.
By Bill Siwicki 11:21 am January 02, 2020
These trends in the new year ahead will see healthcare provider organizations innovating solutions and practices to improve healthcare, one expert predicts.
Care coordination notifications help reduce opioid deaths by 32% at county hospital

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in California.

By Bill Siwicki 11:00 am December 31, 2019
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula combines technology and teamwork to tackle the opioid crisis, seeing more than a 50% decrease in the number of narcotic pills prescribed at local primary care clinics.

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