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.

Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

By Bill Siwicki 12:28 pm August 03, 2020
To protect kids, families and staff during the pandemic, the organization expanded telemedicine offerings, supporting a 5,500% growth in virtual visits in less than a month.
Advanced analytics align nursing resources more accurately

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am July 31, 2020
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, with the efficiency gained through Cerner EHR-linked analytics, has reduced the time spent aligning daily staffing by 70 hours per week.
Virtua Health cuts no-shows & costs with cloud patient transport platform
By Bill Siwicki 12:51 pm July 30, 2020
Soon to be integrated with the health system’s Epic EHR, the transport system has achieved, among other things, a more than 50% reduction in average cost per ride and a 20% improvement in inpatient bed availability.
Community Medical transforms with patient relationship management tool

Community Medical Center in Falls Park, Nebraska.

By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am July 29, 2020
By taking advantage of text messaging, the small critical access hospital and its associated clinics improved quality, reduced no-shows, decreased staff burnout and boosted revenue.
Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 11:23 am July 28, 2020
This special report brings together four telemedicine experts from Amwell, Caregility, Eko and emocha Health to offer best practices for optimal technology performance.
Mayo Clinic uses $1M in FCC funds for connected devices to expand telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm July 27, 2020
Today the high-profile provider is using its expansive, multistate telemedicine programs to best serve COVID-19 patients.
Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am July 23, 2020
A time study showed the old workflow took 144 seconds to view an Rx report; the new, integrated workflow takes 10 seconds – saving 58 hours across the organization.

Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth entering a military-grade, negative-pressure, infection-control tent that was used at the Mid Valley Practice of the Wright Center for Community Health.

By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm July 22, 2020
The healthcare organization is using a $630,000 FCC award to get telemedicine into the home, including with remote patient-monitoring devices.
Froedtert uses digital health therapeutics to improve patients’ mental health

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network.

By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm July 21, 2020
The Wisconsin health network prescribes apps through its Epic EHR to help patients successfully combat depression and anxiety.
Consortium uses FCC COVID-19 funds to bring telehealth to the underserved
By Bill Siwicki 12:04 pm July 20, 2020
The MA FQHC Telehealth Consortium is ensuring patient access wherever it can, and generating revenue to sustain health center operations during the pandemic.

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