Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

UAB Medicine Jefferson Tower exterior view at night

UAB Medicine’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama

By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm September 24, 2018
This case study examines how patients are spending 273 percent more time booking appointments on the UAB Medicine website, a big win for the goal of boosting patient access.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center workflow dashboard

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center tracks innovation on its information systems strategic plan dashboard. Innovation is represented on the dashboard in green. Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 08:00 am September 24, 2018
The key performance indicators, measurable processes, implementation data and demonstrable value are what makes an effective innovation dashboard.
apples versus android collage image
By Bill Siwicki 10:52 am September 17, 2018
One has a moat surrounding its products no one can get through while the other offers an open operating system for all to use.
University of Iowa Hospital view of exterior

University of Iowa Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 12:31 pm September 10, 2018
Imagine knowing, in real time, whether a patient will suffer a surgical infection as a surgeon closes up a wound. That's the kind of clinical situation that machine learning is enabling at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
epic, cerner, allscripts signs from HIMSS18 convention booths
By Bill Siwicki 10:28 am September 10, 2018
Executives explain how the developer initiatives work and why they’re fueling innovation and shaping future direction of their platforms.
Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati

Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:27 pm September 07, 2018
The Ohio health system implemented analytics and decision support to reduce opioid prescriptions.
exterior view of Tift Regional Medical center
By Bill Siwicki 10:41 am September 07, 2018
Learn how Tift Regional Health System found a more effective way to connect primary care doctors and specialists.
exterior view of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:46 pm September 05, 2018
The pregnancy app, developed in-house with some help, allowed the hospital to improve its OB-maternity HCAHPS by 68 percent – and cut printing costs for paper handouts by half.
Telehealth patient.
By Bill Siwicki 01:46 pm September 04, 2018
The Einstein Medical Center wanted to decrease readmissions for liver failure patients by 50 percent.
UC Berkeley tower on campus
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm August 31, 2018
The National Institute on Aging awarded a $4.5 million grant to the University of California Berkeley and People Power, an IoT software provider, to support research on smart home solutions for caregivers of dementia patients.

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