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.

Yale New Haven Health integrates systems and saves $2.6 million annually
By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm July 02, 2019
The health system went from five EHRs to one, and integrated that Epic system with its revenue cycle platform and legacy data. Now, end users have an all-important single view.
SCL Health cuts collections costs by 26% with patient collections tech

One of SCL Health’s facilities, Saint Joseph Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 03:26 pm July 01, 2019
The health system also has seen a massive increase in the amount it is collecting, for a total annual collections improvement of more than $20 million.
OB/GYN health system Advantia Health acquires telemedicine perinatal specialist Pacify

OB/GYN specialist Advantia Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm June 28, 2019
The two women’s care organizations are blending their care operations to build on each other’s strengths. The vendor’s telehealth technology has helped decrease ER visits by 26%.
NewYork-Presbyterian launches Hauser Institute for Health Innovation

NewYork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Irving Medical Center Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 11:29 am June 28, 2019
The New York health system's CIO says the new philanthropic gift will enable big advances in health IT and, specifically, telemedicine and remote monitoring.
How medication management tech helps one hospital better identify interventions

CGH Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm June 27, 2019
CGH Medical Center pharmacists say the system’s Med Card gives patients a better way to keep track of their medications – and say using the software has helped increase clinical knowledge.
Implementation best practices: Giving medical devices, IoT special attention
By Bill Siwicki 03:32 pm June 26, 2019
Three medical device technology experts from GE Healthcare, BioSig Technologies and Advantech offer comprehensive advice on best practices for healthcare organizations launching new medical devices.
Patient relationship management tech cuts practice’s no-show rate by half
By Bill Siwicki 01:40 pm June 25, 2019
It also eliminated 10 hours of reminder phone calls and increased payment of old accounts by 15 percent, Salt Lake Retina reports.
At pain group, a mobile app helps collect data and improve mental health

An IT tool like NeuroFlow gives patients a safe space to open up about their condition and be proactive about working on their mental wellness, said Dr. Orlando Landrum, owner of Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:55 pm June 24, 2019
Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers delivers personalized tools to its patients, who report higher satisfaction and better outcomes.
Appointment scheduling system saves Oklahoma Heart $980,000 annually
By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am June 21, 2019
And benefits extend into areas it has not yet been able to quantify. For instance, the physicians group anticipates increased savings created by the filling of appointment slots that more quickly opened due to the technology.
Hollywood Presbyterian uses bundle management platform to succeed in value-based care

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 20, 2019
Among other things, the technology has helped the hospital achieve a $3 million reconciliation payment annually for one CMS bundle alone.

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