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.

Appointment scheduling system saves Oklahoma Heart $980,000 annually
By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am June 21, 2019
And benefits extend into areas it has not yet been able to quantify. For instance, the physicians group anticipates increased savings created by the filling of appointment slots that more quickly opened due to the technology.
Hollywood Presbyterian uses bundle management platform to succeed in value-based care

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 20, 2019
Among other things, the technology has helped the hospital achieve a $3 million reconciliation payment annually for one CMS bundle alone.
Press Ganey debuts healthcare analytics for transformation, value-based care, more
By Bill Siwicki 11:48 am June 20, 2019
Health system AdventHealth is an early user of the analytics platform, seeking transformational change that can help it with its focus on whole-person care.
Hunterdon Healthcare migrates to Google Cloud/G Suite and saves $1.3 million
By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 19, 2019
The new tech also helped the health system enable its caregivers to reclaim 30 percent of their time for face-to-face patient interactions.
Mount Sinai Health System, LabCorp collaborate to establish digital and AI-enabled Pathology Center of Excellence
By Bill Siwicki 01:46 pm June 18, 2019
To bolster the effort, Philips pathology technology will be deployed across the Mount Sinai Health System to support greater efficiency and help improve patient care.
Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm June 18, 2019
The text-based telehealth system connects patients with contracted providers from Acute Care Transitions, who care for patients then and there or direct them to where they need to be.
Vizient, Civica Rx collaborate on provider needs analytics data to reduce Rx costs
By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm June 17, 2019
By providing insights into purchasing patterns and provider needs through its analytics and data capabilities, Vizient will help Civica Rx anticipate gaps in drug availability and affordability.
Patient scheduling IT cuts booking time in half, doubles bookers’ output

Heritage Medical Associates.

By Bill Siwicki 12:51 pm June 17, 2019
At Heritage Medical Associates, the IT is making patients and physicians happier, and is helping better control the costs in delivering quality healthcare to patients.
AI-powered clinical documentation boosts patient satisfaction and physician well-being
By Bill Siwicki 05:30 am June 14, 2019
With the new tech, Indiana group practice Community Health Network is aiming for more ambient physician experiences that leverage smarter, artificial intelligence-driven workflows.
House votes to overturn long-standing unique patient identifier ban
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm June 13, 2019
If it makes it through the Senate and the president, the amendment to HR 2740 could finally clear the way for big progress in matching the right data to the right patients.

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