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.

Children's National Health System, Sheikh Zayed Campus

Children's National Health System, Sheikh Zayed Campus

By Bill Siwicki 04:50 pm October 08, 2018
This case study shows how care coordination software is helping Children's National Health System disseminate key discharge documents to the right subacute providers.
My Health Direct app on computer screen
By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm October 05, 2018
This case study shows how the system connected more than 50,000 vulnerable patients with appointments, with 38 percent of those for the uninsured, by giving patients greater visibility into care options.
outside view of Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City
Saint Luke’s Health System is an 11-hospital network based in Kansas City, Missouri. Credit: Saint Luke’s

By Bill Siwicki 03:30 pm October 04, 2018
This case study examines a platform that helped identify 150 percent more sepsis patients, decreased mortality by 30 percent, and correctly identified and treated sepsis, increasing billing income by $70,000 per month.
Keshana Owens-Cody
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm October 03, 2018
This case study shows how the Alliance for Better Health launched a referral network to help providers to ensure patients have access to housing, food, education, transportation and more.
Vocera Minute hanging on neck of a doctor

A clinician carries a wireless voice communication badge around his neck. Credit: Vocera on YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 10:29 am October 02, 2018
This case study shows how Hardin Memorial Hospital lowered that rate from 5.6 to 2.2 percent – and improved its HCAHPS scores thanks to better communication between doctors and patients.
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services display booth at an event.

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services display booth at an event. Credit: Twitter.

By Bill Siwicki 08:00 am October 01, 2018
This case study looks at a health information network that has gone from zero uniquely identified patients to 7.6 million – and nearly all major health systems statewide are set to participate in its Common Key Service.
princeton healthcare building in New Jersey

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:37 pm September 28, 2018
A case study about how tech helped Princeton reduce inpatient utilization by 5 percent and decrease expenditures in post-acute care by 12 percent since it began with the MSSP program.
Indiana state sign
By Bill Siwicki 01:19 pm September 26, 2018
The Indiana Health Information Exchange needed to gather more complete and accurate data to reduce unnecessary tests, replace retrospective chart reviews and better manage contract alignment for its customers.
NYU Langone Health on East 17th Street in New York City

NYU Langone Health on East 17th Street in New York City. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:45 am September 25, 2018
Robert Wood Johnson and NYU Langone tweaked processes to use social determinants, proactive screening and remote patient monitoring to reach goals.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital exterior view

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm September 24, 2018
This case study looks at the electronic prescription support technology now guiding roughly 80 percent of the health system's prescription decisions.

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