Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Features Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has 32 years of experience in journalism, with nearly 20 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance, along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Halifax Health health system Florida EHR
By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am January 21, 2021
It helped eliminate delays for mission-critical applications, improve clinician experience, optimize IT human resources, make disk expansion process 10X faster and reduce time spent managing storage by 75%.
Two people stand with masks on looking at a tablet
By Bill Siwicki 09:06 am January 20, 2021
Bee Busy Wellness Center is using a $183,000 FCC grant to add an array of hardware and infrastructure that will take its telemedicine to the next level.
CHI Franciscan Mission Control Command Center bullpen
By Bill Siwicki 11:44 am January 15, 2021
The Mission Control team has created 1,423 additional days to care for more patients, expedited treatment for 142 critical care patients, maintained a 10% reduction in bed request turnaround times and enabled 561 patients to leave the hospital more quickly.
L.A. Downtown Medical Center
By Bill Siwicki 01:38 pm January 14, 2021
L.A. Downtown Medical Center's EHR has supported growth that has included a 24% increase in revenue, a 25% increase in beds and a 77% increase in patient volumes.
Sterling Structural Therapy EHR practice management
By Bill Siwicki 11:41 am January 13, 2021
Sterling Structural Therapy increased its number of patients, gained efficiencies and secured a five-star online reputation with an all-in-one system.
Telehealth telemedicine virtual care
By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am January 12, 2021
The Louisiana health system performed more than 300,000 virtual visits in 2020 and earned a Net Promoter Score of 87.5 out of 100 – better than Amazon and Netflix.
Dr. David Levine Brigham Health Home Hospital
By Bill Siwicki 12:23 pm January 11, 2021
Now that CMS will pay for home hospital care, Brigham and Women's and other pioneering providers are pushing forward with this care in part to help with the crush of COVID-19 patients.
Altamonte Springs Florida AdventHealth
By Bill Siwicki 01:30 pm January 08, 2021
A pilot saw a 57% reduction in readmissions for high-risk patients, taking their readmissions from 19% to 8%, ultimately saving the health system $183,000 in care costs.
Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest facility
By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am January 07, 2021
Based on their experience with Vocera Ease, which helps connect care teams and patients' loved ones during surgeries, 95% of users said they would recommend the hospital to others.
Wautaga Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina
By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am January 06, 2021
Telemedicine made it possible to staff sister hospital Cannon Memorial and keep it open to medical patients. "Preserving a critical access hospital for the people who need care in this rural area is a very big deal," a physician exec says.

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