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.

Specialist telemedicine platform saves Vista Community Clinic $1.8 million
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm March 04, 2019
At the federally qualified health center and patient-centered medical home, telehealth technology has changed the way primary care physicians deliver care.
At Kelsey-Seybold, next-gen antivirus enhances protection of Epic, other systems

The Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a general and specialty care clinic serving the greater Houston area.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm March 01, 2019
The endpoint safeguard tech is finding multiple unusual issues, such as a suspicious executable from China in a common Windows app used by physicians.
Dermatology EHR and practice management tech improves care, MIPS performance

The EMA dermatology-specific EHR on a PC, a tablet, smartphones and a smartwatch. (Credit: Modernizing Medicine)

By Bill Siwicki 01:05 pm February 28, 2019
Windsor Dermatology made the switch from paper to digital, and says the key was finding a records system specific to the specialty.
Implementation best practices: Dealing with the complexity of AI
By Bill Siwicki 04:35 pm February 27, 2019
Four experts in artificial intelligence technology offer advice to healthcare CIOs on how to best begin implementing an AI system.
Identifying drug diversion at Piedmont Athens: from weeks to 24 hours

Georgia’s Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm February 27, 2019
To help combat the opioid crisis, the medical center invested in inventory and analytics technology that helps accurately and consistently identify cases of drug diversion.
An Epic EHR rollout spurs one health system to dig into data governance
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm February 26, 2019
After two governance attempts that stalled, the University of Vermont Health Network finally finds success after bringing in a tech and consulting firm for some unbiased, third-party help.
Catholic Health merges IT to enable use of social determinant of health data
By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm February 25, 2019
Its community health workers are in the early stages of collecting and using this information with the goal of viewing the social data alongside clinical data within the health system’s EHRs.
Retina telemedicine tech helps save vision at Grady Health System

Grady Memorial Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm February 22, 2019
A backlogged queue of eye center patients, most for diabetic screenings, dropped from 14,000 to 3,000 within a year of implementation of the 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.

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