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.

Hospital uses AI to move to opioid-free surgery, driving protocol improvements

Seattle Children's Hospital's Bellevue Clinic & Surgery Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:43 pm June 01, 2020
Seattle Children’s Hospital also was able to achieve an 85% reduction in its analgesic medication costs while patient and parent satisfaction scores increased.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm May 29, 2020
In this special report, three IT experts describe technologies and strategies to boost quality improvement efforts and put patient safety at the center of the equation.
Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Bill Siwicki 11:33 am May 27, 2020
What’s more, 72-practice Community Care Physicians has sent around 776,000 COVID-related newsletters to patients, also reminding them of their telehealth appointments during the pandemic.
CareMount Medical uses telehealth now to avoid health crisis later

CareMount Medical in New York.

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am May 26, 2020
Patients were cancelling their non-COVID-19 appointments to avoid the virus. The medical group went from six to 1,500 daily telehealth visits to tend to regular care needs.
Yale New Haven Health rapidly deploys remote monitoring for ventilator patients

Yale New Haven Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm May 22, 2020
Near the hottest of COVID-19 hotspots, the health system helped its respiratory therapists by combining tele-ICU, EHR and remote patient-monitoring technologies.
New HIE hook-up, telemedicine transform care at LA clinic

One of the four clinics that make up the Chinatown Service Center of Los Angeles.

By Bill Siwicki 12:37 pm May 21, 2020
Chinatown Service Center of Los Angeles converted 80% of acute in-person visits to telehealth in just weeks – and improved timely access to hospital records in the county by 75%.
Doc search and scheduling platform serves as Banner Health’s digital front door

Banner Health's University Medical Center Phoenix.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am May 20, 2020
The health system has experienced a 35% increase in organic traffic to its Find a Doctor search option – and has gained top search engine ranking and self-scheduling wins.
LiveChat, Infermedica debut free chatbot for COVID-19 risk assessment
By Bill Siwicki 12:14 pm May 19, 2020
The system is designed to keep consumers away from hospitals if possible, to prevent the spread of the virus, and help overloaded caregivers.
How to avoid the ‘new tech, old habits’ dilemma

Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

By Bill Siwicki 11:18 am May 19, 2020
Hospitals often implement new technologies, but remain wed to the old ways of doing things. In a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation, two experts offered some perspective on effective change-management strategies.

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