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.

Implementation best practices: Migrating to the cloud
By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm March 20, 2019
Four experts in healthcare cloud computing offer CIOs and other health IT workers who are starting – or maintaining – cloud migrations some well-rounded advice.
How data visualization helped Saint Joseph Mercy improve quality, patient safety
By Bill Siwicki 04:11 pm March 19, 2019
In one initiative, the health system tracked hourly rounding compliance by nursing staff. In just over a year, the health system's hourly compliance rate improved by 78.9 percent.
Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health
By Bill Siwicki 03:41 pm March 18, 2019
During the first year of tele-ICU, the technology helped save 125 lives, reduce ICU length of stay by 34 percent, reduce the sepsis mortality rate, and more.
MIPS reporting system gets Grandview Radiology to near-perfect score

The MIPS reporting system used by Grandview Radiology Associates.

By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm March 15, 2019
After using the system for its 2017 reporting, Grandview achieved a MIPS score of 96.27 – earning 81.27 points in the Quality Performance category and 15 points in the Improvement Activities category.
Implementation best practices: Getting healthcare analytics right
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm March 14, 2019
Four experts in analytics offer key suggestions for starting with the technology at a provider organization. Current analytics users also can learn from these tips.
How a new EHR gave enterprise-wide visibility to one behavioral health org
By Bill Siwicki 03:03 pm March 12, 2019
At Keystone Human Services, the new system offers a much more detailed picture, giving staff better insights into needs, goals and support requirements.
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm March 11, 2019
At the hospital's inflammatory bowel disease center, providers can now deliver better care to patients with delicate conditions.
Real-time locating system reduces wait times by 75% at Oregon Medical Group

Oregon Medical Group.

By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm March 08, 2019
With the RTLS hardware and software system in place, the medical group also has seen a 50 percent increase in face-to-face time with care teams and a 60 percent reduction in the number of steps taken by medical assistants daily.
Implementation best practices: Launching clinical decision support
By Bill Siwicki 01:39 pm March 07, 2019
Three experts offer comprehensive advice and tips for healthcare CIOs starting a clinical decision support journey.
EHR tool boosts clinical research participation for Medical University of South Carolina
By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm March 07, 2019
A participant cohort assessment add-on allows staff to harness the power of data within the EHR, homing in on a more focused count of potential participants who could meet study criteria.

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