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.

Physician burnout
By Bill Siwicki 12:28 pm October 12, 2020
In the third feature story in our burnout series, physicians discuss the stressors of 2020 and offer helpful tips on how their peers can combat burnout.
Valley Health System complex

Valley Health System

By Bill Siwicki 11:43 am October 09, 2020
The agile software development approach allows for GUI app creation rather than hard coding, and IT staff at the New Jersey provider are using it to their advantage.
CalvertHealth Medical Center

CalvertHealth Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm October 08, 2020
Adding clinical decision support and the ability to see patient activity outside the four walls of the hospital enabled, among other things, a 94% reduction in Dilaudid use.
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 11:41 am October 07, 2020
For example, only around 2% of patients in the home pulse oximetry program have required readmission to date.
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:04 pm October 06, 2020
The technology has been used across the health system by thousands of providers to make 1.1 million digital health prescriptions to patients. More than 40% of those patients have engaged with at least one piece of content.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

By Bill Siwicki 12:01 pm October 05, 2020
At Jordan Valley Community Health Center, a $740,000 award from the FCC meant it was able to deploy clinic-based telemedicine kiosks and home-based virtual care units, all while a NextGen EHR integration is in process.
Geisinger Medical Center

Geisinger Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am October 02, 2020
Since launching the new systems, the health system has increased organic traffic to its website by nearly 30% and increased provider data accuracy by the same percentage.
Coral Gables Hospital in Florida

Florida's Coral Gables Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 11:46 am October 01, 2020
Coral Gables Hospital has survived major drug shortages, kept tight tabs on inventory, and helped patients and staff stay safe from coronavirus infection.
Franciscan Health’s Indianapolis Campus

Franciscan Health’s Indianapolis Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm September 30, 2020
Interdisciplinary care, when delivered in real time via telemedicine, helped all team members share their knowledge – a big improvement over delivering that expertise separately.
Offices of Harbor, a mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider in Toledo, Ohio.

Harbor, a mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider in Toledo, Ohio.

By Bill Siwicki 11:48 am September 29, 2020
At Ohio-based Harbor, telemedicine services are up 564% compared with 2019. From March to August this year, the provider treated 15,259 patients via remote consult with help from its Lighthouse Telehealth subsidiary.

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