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.

All-in-one mobile devices increase nurse satisfaction at Truman Medical

Truman Medical Centers.

By Bill Siwicki 01:27 pm February 21, 2019
The provider organization replaced phones, pagers, medication scanners, cameras and computers with a single mobile computer, and a system from Cerner.
Using analytics, Gundersen Health reduced knee replacement costs by 18 percent

Gundersen Health System, La Crosse Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm February 20, 2019
Further, gaining the ability to accelerate physical therapy sped up recovery time and decreased length of stay, which freed beds, brought in more patients and increased surgical volume to drive revenue.
At one OB/GYN practice, a patient portal drives engagement, reduces collection time
By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm February 19, 2019
Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility OB/GYN has achieved across-the-board success with its patient portal. Ensuring everyone is onboard was key.
Texas Health saves $412,000 with real-time location system

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 02:29 pm February 18, 2019
Medical equipment now can be easily located and maintained. And rental and repair costs are way down thanks to the RTLS.
IoT, patient engagement, RCM, genomics, deep learning among new tech at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm February 15, 2019
VivaLNK debuted an Internet of Things-enabled wearables sensor platform, TriFin Labs unveiled a patient engagement platform, eMDs launched a revenue cycle management system and Philips introduced an epidemiology system that uses genomics and deep learning.
Analytics for mammography, pop health among new tech showcased at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm February 15, 2019
Hologic has launched a new tool that manages mammography devices, while SPH Analytics has partnered with Medecision with the aim of improved quality of care and lower costs.
AI, wearables, interoperability new products at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 04:54 pm February 14, 2019
AMAX unveils two AI-powered healthcare platforms, VitalConnect enhances wearable biosensor data, and PointClickCare connects acute and post-acute care providers.
Imaging, nurse call, payments, digital workspace new products at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm February 14, 2019
Royal Philips unveils cardiovascular imaging and IT, Critical Alert Systems debuts a nurse call platform, InstaMed expands and secures payments, and Citrix creates digital workspaces for Wellspan Health.
IBM Watson Health invests $50 million in Brigham and Women’s and Vanderbilt for health AI
By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am February 14, 2019
The prominent AI vendor will make the 10-year investment in research collaborations with the two separate academic centers to advance the science of artificial intelligence and its application to major public health issues.
HIMSS19 telemedicine developments from American Well, others
By Bill Siwicki 02:26 pm February 13, 2019
American Well is integrating with Netsmart’s EHR, Resideo Technologies is refreshing its platform, Yorktel is moving into acute care and SOC Telemed was selected by 45-hospital Prime Healthcare.

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