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.

LCMC Health uses pop health tech to attack value-based care head on
By Bill Siwicki 01:34 pm October 28, 2019
Among other successes, the health system surpassed its first-year revenue goals ($3.6 million versus $3.1 million) through a combination of quality improvements and shared savings.
With payment IT, hospital reduced statement costs by half and saved $200,000 in collections fees

Boston Children’s Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm October 25, 2019
At Boston Children’s, end-of-day reconciliation became quicker; no more cash drawers for the front-end. The entire hour and a half or more of reconciliation at the end of day was eliminated.
Jefferson Health combines genomics, population health to enhance employee wellness

Jefferson Health.

By Bill Siwicki 11:38 am October 24, 2019
More than 30% of the health system’s employees have signed up for a precision medicine program that helps get predictive genomics data straight to frontline caregivers.
Implementation best practices: The optimal way to approach security
By Bill Siwicki 12:39 pm October 23, 2019
Three healthcare cybersecurity experts showcase the most effectual strategies CIOs and CISOs can take when erecting defenses against criminals seeking valuable patient information.
EHR vendor Veradigm and partners creating new shared data tools for researchers
By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm October 22, 2019
Veradigm and NextGen capture 20% of the U.S. population’s health data, with the former gaining even more data from the American College of Cardiology. Veradigm and Microsoft are also building an EHR-agnostic research platform.
Hospital replaces manual Rx process with e-filling, achieves error rate of just .006%

Tabula Rasa HealthCare in Moorestown, New Jersey.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm October 21, 2019
LIFE St. Mary hospital uses Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s pharmacy platform, which has helped lead to a 16% decrease in ER use and a 27% decrease in total hospitalization.
ACO integrates decision support with its EHR to improve pop health efforts
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm October 18, 2019
The decision support tool brings holistic data to the clinical team via predictive analytic modeling, while also automating all the data points to help clinicians make optimal interventions.
AI-based coronary IT helps comprehensively treat patients with just one test

The Prairie Heart Institute.

By Bill Siwicki 01:53 pm October 17, 2019
The results from a coronary CTA, with the help of the vendor’s highly specialized technology, allow Prairie Heart Institute experts to facilitate a more customized approach to the care and management of their patients.
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm October 16, 2019
A blockchain expert explains for healthcare CIOs and CISOs how the distributed ledger technology can defend telehealth systems against hackers.
Solo practitioner gains 807 new patients in a year with help from practice growth tech
By Bill Siwicki 01:42 pm October 15, 2019
Also in that year, Dr. Angela Willis gained 81 new patient reviews and her website converted, on average each month, roughly 11.4% of all visitors into a booked appointment.

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