Bill Siwicki

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.

MaineHealth indoor lobby sign
By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm October 23, 2020
Dr. Daniel J. Nigrin, senior vice president and CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital, will take over in January.
Fernando Cortez of La Clínica de La Raza California

Fernando Cortez, CIO and information security officer at La Clínica de La Raza in Oakland, California

By Bill Siwicki 11:36 am October 23, 2020
The Federally Qualified Health Center didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of a successful EHR implementation. Here’s a step-by-step look at how they did it.
Norton Women's and Children's Hospital building in Kentucky

Norton Women's and Children's Hospital in Kentucky.

By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm October 22, 2020
The Kentucky health system turned a highly manual search process entirely automatic – and is gaining some major rewards.
Christian Counseling Associates building in Plano Texas

Christian Counseling Associates in Plano, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 11:20 am October 21, 2020
Christian Counseling Associates has retained 100% of its client base throughout the pandemic thanks to EHR-linked telemedicine technology.
Maine Portland Community Health Center

Portland Community Health Center in Maine

By Bill Siwicki 11:54 am October 20, 2020
Nearly 90% of Portland Community Health Center’s telehealth patients say they’re satisfied with the provider’s virtual care, an overwhelming vote of confidence during a perilous time.
Bay State Physical Therapy Plymouth facility

Bay State Physical Therapy’s Plymouth facility.

By Bill Siwicki 11:54 am October 19, 2020
At the practice, appointment reminders have helped boost collections per visit by 7%; revenue cycle management cost per visit was reduced by 30%; and arrival rates have increased 2.5%.
University Physicians’ Association Tennessee

Tennessee's University Physicians’ Association

By Bill Siwicki 12:02 pm October 16, 2020
The financial IT used by University Physicians’ Association increased patient payments by 43%, and the payment lag for self-pay patients is down 20 days. “That’s huge,” a UPA exec says.
Keck Hospital of USC

Keck Hospital of USC

By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm October 15, 2020
With an appointment-reminders solution alone managing 100,000 reminders per month, the health system reduced its no-show rate from 7% to 5%, leading to the savings.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 01:06 pm October 14, 2020
This was enabled thanks to an FCC COVID-19 grant that supplied all physicians with new laptops that feature HD webcams and processing power for seamless video visits.
Maple Knoll Communities buildings

Maple Knoll Communities

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm October 13, 2020
With help from FCC pandemic funding, Maple Knoll Communities, which offers a range of living options, from independent to skilled nursing, is implementing several new technologies to serve patients today and prepare for the future.

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