Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Telemedicine reduces hospitalizations from 154 per six months to 85
By Bill Siwicki 01:39 pm November 02, 2018
Central Island Healthcare now is able to regularly treat common ailments among residents such as hypertension, fever, chest pain and COPD in place, rather than sending patients to an emergency room.
Portable telemedicine tech keeps kids in school, and quadruples locations

(Credit: Tyto Care)

By Bill Siwicki 01:14 pm November 01, 2018
The Center for Rural Health Innovation switched from telehealth carts to portable tech and now treats 26 schools compared with six prior. The implementation offers lessons for rural hospitals and clinics.
Text messaging leads to $10,000 more revenue per month at North Florida Women's Care

North Florida Women's Care in Tallahassee.

By Bill Siwicki 12:00 pm October 31, 2018
The mobile patient engagement system also cut no-shows by half and increased the number of referred patients seen by 25 percent.
KLAS: Secure texting vendors morphing into communications platforms
By Bill Siwicki 01:08 pm October 30, 2018
A new report looks at nearly 20 vendors and sees that the market for texting tech is changing – as is the way providers are using the tools.
Patient engagement tech reduces no-shows by 60% at Bedford Commons
By Bill Siwicki 12:56 pm October 30, 2018
Through the technology, the provider organization also has collected 635 online reviews for its website.
The health system has used evidence-based best practices in clinical decision support tools to reduce non-emergent blood transfusions.
By Bill Siwicki 03:19 pm October 26, 2018
The health system has used evidence-based best practices in clinical decision support tools to reduce non-emergent blood transfusions.
Population health tech drives value-based care strategy at Eastside Health
By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm October 26, 2018
The clinically integrated network, with 10 payer feeds, more than 40 practice billing systems and around 20 EHR feeds across two large health systems, has aggregated data from 1,380 physicians across 185 practice locations.
EHR optimization gets 53% increase in cash collections at Rangely
By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm October 25, 2018
The EHR’s capabilities also enabled a 15 percent decrease in days in accounts receivable.

A clinician works with the patient monitoring system on a bedside touchscreen. (Credit: Philips)

By Bill Siwicki 12:56 pm October 24, 2018
This case study shows how the New York hospital integrated the technology with its EHR, sending vital signs to clinicians directly and avoiding cumbersome manual processes.
By Bill Siwicki 12:14 pm October 24, 2018
With help from its integration platform, MedLabs reduced the time it takes to perform an integration to weeks from months, eliminated $33,000 in Medicare reimbursement write-offs and reduced its annual operating expenses.

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