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.
By Bill Siwicki 12:16 pm September 14, 2020
Los Angeles-based Executive Mental Health has not laid off a single provider or staff member since its shift to virtual care. Its CEO explains how.
By Bill Siwicki 11:52 am September 11, 2020
Elective but necessary surgeries were banned for a time. To properly catch up, Phoenix Children’s Hospital built a visually informative, interactive, actionable dashboard using Microsoft’s Power BI software.
By Bill Siwicki 12:14 pm September 10, 2020
The pandemic caused the Arkansas provider to change implementation plans midstream. Now the EHR is an invaluable pandemic tool, and is hooked up to the state HIE.
By Bill Siwicki 12:39 pm September 09, 2020
On-demand video visits at Rush University Medical Center have earned a Net Promoter score of 89 so far this year, with more than half of them related to concern over coronavirus.
By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm September 08, 2020
Orlando Internal Medicine also has increased patient capacity via telemedicine, now seeing 23-25 patients daily after saving 8-12 minutes per visit.
By Bill Siwicki 12:11 pm September 04, 2020
Nurses and a vendor team band together during the patient surge of the pandemic to reduce time spent with the essential clinical dataset and increase time for patients.
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm September 03, 2020
Some 83% of the Ohio health system’s inter-facility EHR transfers using the integration were successful between March and April. There was a 6.7% decrease in readmissions between April and May.
By Bill Siwicki 11:36 am September 02, 2020
Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center is using FCC award funds to expand its Polycom device-based program to keep patients on schedule with mental health and general care.
By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm September 01, 2020
Using care-coordination software, the team now can identify patients requiring transitional calls within 48 hours of discharge and schedule follow-up visits seven to 14 days post-discharge.
By Bill Siwicki 11:28 am August 31, 2020
“We have doubled the number of patients seen on a daily basis because of the telehealth capabilities,” said Central Kansas Mental Health Center’s IT director.
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