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.

Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 11:23 am July 28, 2020
This special report brings together four telemedicine experts from Amwell, Caregility, Eko and emocha Health to offer best practices for optimal technology performance.
Mayo Clinic uses $1M in FCC funds for connected devices to expand telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm July 27, 2020
Today the high-profile provider is using its expansive, multistate telemedicine programs to best serve COVID-19 patients.
Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am July 23, 2020
A time study showed the old workflow took 144 seconds to view an Rx report; the new, integrated workflow takes 10 seconds – saving 58 hours across the organization.

Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth entering a military-grade, negative-pressure, infection-control tent that was used at the Mid Valley Practice of the Wright Center for Community Health.

By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm July 22, 2020
The healthcare organization is using a $630,000 FCC award to get telemedicine into the home, including with remote patient-monitoring devices.
Froedtert uses digital health therapeutics to improve patients’ mental health

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network.

By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm July 21, 2020
The Wisconsin health network prescribes apps through its Epic EHR to help patients successfully combat depression and anxiety.
Consortium uses FCC COVID-19 funds to bring telehealth to the underserved
By Bill Siwicki 12:04 pm July 20, 2020
The MA FQHC Telehealth Consortium is ensuring patient access wherever it can, and generating revenue to sustain health center operations during the pandemic.
RWJBarnabas Health forges ahead with remote Epic implementation

A nurse working at one of the IT stations throughout the RWJBarnabas health system.

By Bill Siwicki 12:40 pm July 17, 2020
The health system reversed the prediction that productivity would fall by 40% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead increasing productivity by 43%.
UVA pushes a pediatric telehealth platform to care for COVID-19 adults

The University of Virginia Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm July 16, 2020
The University of Virginia Health System tied that telemedicine technology to its Epic EHR and a home-monitoring team to achieve positive results for COVID-19 treatment.
RTLS helps Texas hospital save big time – and money – on patient discharge

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm July 15, 2020
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills saved two hours and 40 minutes per patient discharge – and the increased capacity led to $351,000 in revenue gained in a year for the 150-bed community hospital.
Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

One of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's outpatient facilities.

By Bill Siwicki 11:40 am July 14, 2020
Kennedy Krieger Institute, a children’s provider organization, also is using its new FCC award funds to augment existing telemedicine initiatives to reduce health disparities and improve healthcare equity.

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